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  1. Costs attributable to osteoarthritis.

    Article - En anglais


    To estimate charges attributable to osteoarthritis (OA) in a managed care organization.


    Longitudinal study based on insurance claims incurred and filed between 1991 and 1993 in a national managed care organization.

    Patients with claims for OA were randomly sampled to yield 20,000 study subjects.

    Charges per person-year were determined for these patients and compared to those of comparison subjects matched for age, sex. and insurance plan without claims for OA.


    Total charges per patient-year adjusted to 1993 dollars for patients with OA<65 and >=65 years of age were $5,294 and $5.704, respectively, while charges for controls were $2,467 and $3,741, respectively.

    Thus, charges due to OA were $2,827 and $1,963, accounting for 5% of total plan charges.


    Patients with symptomatic OA incur charges for medical care at about twice the rate of plan enrollees without claims for OA and account for a substantial proportion of total charges in a managed care plan.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Arthrose, Symptomatologie, Analyse coût, Epidémiologie, Etude longitudinale, Traitement, Homme, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Arthropathie, Maladie dégénérative, Système soins

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Osteoarthritis, Symptomatology, Cost analysis, Epidemiology, Follow up study, Treatment, Human, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Arthropathy, Degenerative disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0007811

    Code Inist : 002B15E. Création : 31/05/1999.