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Hospitalization costs and length of stay of Japanese children with respiratory syncytial virus: A structural equation modeling approach.
Medicine (Baltimore) ; 97(29): e11491, 2018 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30024527
ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND:

This study sought to identify factors that impact the total health care costs associated with hospitalization of young Japanese children with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

METHODS:

Children admitted between April 2014 and March 2015 with at least a confirmed diagnosis of RSV and 2 days of hospital stay were considered for inclusion. Data analyses of hospital claims were performed using a structural equation modeling approach.

RESULTS:

A total of 6811 Japanese inpatients (<5 years old) diagnosed with RSV were included. The average length of stay was 7.5 days with a mean total health care cost of US Dollars (USD) $3344 per hospitalization. Intensive care unit hospitalizations were associated with greater costs (USD +$4951) compared to routine hospitalizations. The highest procedure-related cost drivers were blood transfusions (USD +$6402) and tube feedings (USD +$3512).

CONCLUSION:

The economic burden of RSV-related infection hospitalizations in Japan is considerable. Efforts should be toward immunization and therapeutic treatment strategies that reduce severity, prevent, or reduce the duration of hospitalization.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Custos de Cuidados de Saúde / Infecções por Vírus Respiratório Sincicial / Hospitalização / Tempo de Internação Tipo de estudo: Avaliação econômica em saúde Limite: Criança, pré-escolar / Feminino / Humanos / Lactente / Masculino País/Região como assunto: Ásia Idioma: Inglês Revista: Medicine (Baltimore) Ano de publicação: 2018 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Japão