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Cost-effectiveness of the Aerobika* oscillating positive expiratory pressure device in the management of COPD exacerbations

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, October 2017
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  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 1,684)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
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Title
Cost-effectiveness of the Aerobika* oscillating positive expiratory pressure device in the management of COPD exacerbations
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, October 2017
DOI 10.2147/copd.s143334
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Shoghag Khoudigian-Sinani, Stacey Kowal, Jason A Suggett, Dominic P Coppolo

Abstract

COPD places a huge clinical and economic burden on the US health care system, with acute exacerbations representing a key driver of direct medical costs. Current treatments, although effective in reducing symptoms and limiting exacerbations, do not adequately target the underlying disease processes that drive exacerbation development. The Aerobika* oscillating positive expiratory pressure (OPEP) device has been shown in a real-world effectiveness study to lower the frequency of moderate-to-severe exacerbations during a 30-day post-exacerbation period. This study sought to determine the impact on exacerbations and costs and to determine the cost-effectiveness of the Aerobika* device. Data from published literature and national fee schedules were used to model the cost-effectiveness of the Aerobika* device in patients who had experienced an exacerbation in the previous month, or a post-exacerbation care population. Exacerbation trends and the impact of the Aerobika* device on reducing exacerbation frequency were modeled using a one-year Markov model with monthly cycles and three health states: (i) no exacerbation, (ii) exacerbation, and (iii) death. Scenario analysis and one-way sensitivity analysis (OWSA) were also performed. When the effect of Aerobika* device was assumed to last 30 days, use of the device resulted in cost-savings ($553 per patient) and improved outcomes (ie, six fewer exacerbations per 100 patients per year) compared to no OPEP/positive expiratory pressure therapy. When the effect of the Aerobika* device was assumed to extend beyond the conservative 30-day time frame, the Aerobika* device remained the dominant strategy (21 fewer exacerbations per 100 patients per year; cost savings of $1,952 per patient). Consistency in findings after performing OWSAs indicates the robustness of results. The Aerobika* device is a cost-effective treatment option that provides clinical benefit and results in direct medical cost savings in a post-exacerbation care COPD population.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 25%
Student > Master 6 25%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 13%
Researcher 2 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 4%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 3 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 25%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 13%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 8%
Decision Sciences 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 4 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 78. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 July 2018.
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#225,317
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#8
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#10,318
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#2
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