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Disease status, costs and quality of life of patients with rheumatoid arthritis in France: The ECO-PR Study.

Kobelt, Gisela LU ; Woronoff, Anne-Sophie; Richard, Brigitte; Peeters, Pascale and Sany, Jacques (2008) In Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme May 1. p.408-415
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To investigate resource consumption and quality of life (utility) in a sample of patients covering the full spectrum of the disease, modalities of patient management and geographic areas. METHODS: Information on demographics, disease parameters, work capacity and resource consumption (in the past 1, 3 or 12months depending on the resource) was collected in an anonymous mail survey from all members of a national patient association (ANDAR). Results are presented for the sample and by level of functional capacity, in euro2005. RESULTS: 1487 patients were included in the analysis (response rate 49%). Mean age was 62.7years and 83.5% of respondents were female. Mean disease duration was 18years; mean HAQ was 1.42; fatigue and pain... (More)
OBJECTIVE: To investigate resource consumption and quality of life (utility) in a sample of patients covering the full spectrum of the disease, modalities of patient management and geographic areas. METHODS: Information on demographics, disease parameters, work capacity and resource consumption (in the past 1, 3 or 12months depending on the resource) was collected in an anonymous mail survey from all members of a national patient association (ANDAR). Results are presented for the sample and by level of functional capacity, in euro2005. RESULTS: 1487 patients were included in the analysis (response rate 49%). Mean age was 62.7years and 83.5% of respondents were female. Mean disease duration was 18years; mean HAQ was 1.42; fatigue and pain ranked 5.6 and 4.8 on a scale between 0 and 10, respectively. Of patients below 60years, 34% had taken early retirement due to RA, and only 15% of patients with a HAQ of 2 or higher were working. Productivity losses were estimated at euro5076, of which indemnity payments covered euro1944. Direct health care costs were euro11,757 in the societal perspective and euro9216 in the perspective of the national health insurance. Direct non-medical costs (including informal care) were euro4857 and euro136 respectively. Costs to society increased from euro9400 in mild disease to euro40,700 in severe disease, and to public payers from euro6000 to euro19,000. Utility decreased simultaneously from 0.80 to 0.06. CONCLUSION: The study confirms overall findings in other studies in other countries, and provides the first estimate of all costs by disease severity in France. (Less)
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  abstract     = {OBJECTIVE: To investigate resource consumption and quality of life (utility) in a sample of patients covering the full spectrum of the disease, modalities of patient management and geographic areas. METHODS: Information on demographics, disease parameters, work capacity and resource consumption (in the past 1, 3 or 12months depending on the resource) was collected in an anonymous mail survey from all members of a national patient association (ANDAR). Results are presented for the sample and by level of functional capacity, in euro2005. RESULTS: 1487 patients were included in the analysis (response rate 49%). Mean age was 62.7years and 83.5% of respondents were female. Mean disease duration was 18years; mean HAQ was 1.42; fatigue and pain ranked 5.6 and 4.8 on a scale between 0 and 10, respectively. Of patients below 60years, 34% had taken early retirement due to RA, and only 15% of patients with a HAQ of 2 or higher were working. Productivity losses were estimated at euro5076, of which indemnity payments covered euro1944. Direct health care costs were euro11,757 in the societal perspective and euro9216 in the perspective of the national health insurance. Direct non-medical costs (including informal care) were euro4857 and euro136 respectively. Costs to society increased from euro9400 in mild disease to euro40,700 in severe disease, and to public payers from euro6000 to euro19,000. Utility decreased simultaneously from 0.80 to 0.06. CONCLUSION: The study confirms overall findings in other studies in other countries, and provides the first estimate of all costs by disease severity in France.},
  author       = {Kobelt, Gisela and Woronoff, Anne-Sophie and Richard, Brigitte and Peeters, Pascale and Sany, Jacques},
  issn         = {1778-7254},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {408--415},
  publisher    = {Elsevier Masson},
  series       = {Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  title        = {Disease status, costs and quality of life of patients with rheumatoid arthritis in France: The ECO-PR Study.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbspin.2007.07.015},
  volume       = {May 1},
  year         = {2008},
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