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  1. An international perspective on the well being and health care costs for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To compare health care expenditure and health status for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) between nations with distinct mechanisms for funding and delivering health care services.

    Methods

    Seven hundred eight patients with SLE from 2 centers in each of 3 countries (Canada 229, United States 268, United Kingdom 211) underwent physician assessment of disease activity and damage and reported on physical and psychosocial well being, satisfaction, social support, and health resource utilization.

    To compare overall utilization, constant prices (1997 Canadian dollars) were applied across countries for each service, enabling diverse resources to be collapsed into a single expression.

    Results

    After adjusting for important patient covariates, Canadian, compared to American and British patients, reported significantly superior health status in 3 of 8 Medical Outcome Survey Short Form-36 (SF-36) subscales, the SF-36 physical component summary score, and the visual analog scale of general health status.

    There was no consistent trend in patient satisfaction.

    Overall annual resource utilization did not vary significantly, with mean annual per patient expenditures (adjusted for demographics, disease duration, activity, damage, social support, health status, patient satisfaction, and age and sex adjusted country-specific SF-36 general population norms) totalling $4853, $5285, and $4760 for Canada, US, and the UK, respectively. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Lupus érythémateux, Disséminé, Soin santé primaire, Qualité vie, Coût, Satisfaction, Malade, Etude comparative, Economie, Homme, Peau pathologie, Tissu conjonctif pathologie, Maladie système, Maladie autoimmune, Immunopathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lupus erythematosus, Disseminated, Primary health care, Quality of life, Costs, Satisfaction, Patient, Comparative study, Economy, Human, Skin disease, Connective tissue disease, Systemic disease, Autoimmune disease, Immunopathology

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

    Cote : 99-0379140

    Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 22/03/2000.