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COPD affects worker productivity and health care costs

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, July 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (87th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (84th percentile)

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13 tweeters

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Title
COPD affects worker productivity and health care costs
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, July 2018
DOI 10.2147/copd.s163795
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Authors

Jeetvan Patel, Anna Coutinho, Orsolya Lunacsek, Anand Dalal

Abstract

This study aimed to measure the true burden of COPD by calculating incremental direct and indirect costs. Direct medical resource use, productivity metrics, and COPD-specific resource use and costs were also evaluated. This was a retrospective, observational, matched cohort study using administrative claims data from the Truven Health MarketScan® Commercial Claims and Encounters and the Health and Productivity Management databases (2007-2010). Working-age (18-65 years) patients with COPD were identified as having at least one hospitalization or one emergency department visit or two outpatient visits. Patients in the non-COPD cohort did not have a diagnosis of COPD during the study period. Outcomes were evaluated in the first full calendar year after the year of identification (index). Of the 5,701 patients with COPD identified, 3.6% patients were frequent exacerbators (≥2), 10.4% patients were infrequent exacerbators (1), and 86% patients were non-exacerbators (0). When compared with the 17,103 patients without COPD, the incremental direct cost of COPD was estimated at $6,246/patient/year (95% confidence interval: $4,620, $8,623; P<0.001). Loss in productivity was significantly greater in patients with COPD, with an average of 5 more days/year of absence from work and incremental indirect costs from short-term disability of $641 (P<0.001). Direct costs for frequent exacerbators ($17,651/year) and infrequent exacerbators ($14,501/year) were significantly higher than those for non-exacerbators ($11,395, P<0.001). Working-age patients with COPD incur statistically significantly higher direct and indirect costs and use more resources compared with those who do not have COPD.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 37 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 19%
Student > Master 7 19%
Student > Postgraduate 3 8%
Student > Bachelor 3 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 8%
Other 5 14%
Unknown 9 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 19%
Psychology 1 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 3%
Other 6 16%
Unknown 10 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. 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 06 September 2019.
All research outputs
#1,396,278
of 17,523,006 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#131
of 1,986 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#36,677
of 285,391 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#8
of 53 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,523,006 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 92nd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,986 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.8. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 93% of its peers.
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