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Utilization patterns and net direct medical cost to Medicaid of irritable bowel syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14687449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Patients with irritable bowel syndrome are frequent users of the health care system. DESIGN AND METHODS: This retrospective matched case-control study assessed the economic impact of irritable bowel syndrome on the Medicaid program by comparing the health care utilization and expenditures of Medicaid patients with irritable bowel syndrome in California and North Carolina with age-, sex-, and race-matched control groups without the syndrome. RESULTS: Average annual Medicaid expenditures per case of diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome were 2952 dollars and 5908 dollars in California and North Carolina, respectively; corresponding unadjusted net incremental expenditures were 962 dollars and 2191 dollars, respectively. In both states, patients with irritable bowel syndrome incurred greater costs than controls for physician visits, outpatient visits, and prescription drugs. CONCLUSIONS: Irritable bowel syndrome was shown to impose an economic burden on the Medicaid program. The cost of treating patients with irritable bowel syndrome is higher than the cost of treating matched ambulatory Medicaid recipients without the condition.
Authors:
Bradley C Martin; Rahul Ganguly; Sandhya Pannicker; Feride Frech; Victoria Barghout
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current medical research and opinion     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0300-7995     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Med Res Opin     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-22     Completed Date:  2004-08-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0351014     Medline TA:  Curr Med Res Opin     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  771-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Care Administration Graduate Program, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA. bmartin@rx.uga.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
California
Case-Control Studies
Cost of Illness*
Direct Service Costs*
Female
Health Expenditures*
Humans
Irritable Bowel Syndrome / economics,  therapy*
Male
Medicaid / utilization*
Middle Aged
North Carolina
Retrospective Studies

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