Effect of remission definition on healthcare cost savings estimates for patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with biologic therapies.


OBJECTIVE: Sustained remission in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) results in healthcare utilizationcost savings. We evaluated the variation in estimates of savings when different definitions ofremission [2011 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism Boolean Definition, Simplified Disease Activity Index (SDAI) ≤ 3.3, Clinical Disease Activity Index (CDAI) ≤ 2.8, and Disease Activity Score-28 (DAS28) ≤ 2.6] are applied.

Publication Type: Journal Articles

Year of Publication: 2014

Topics: Chronic Diseases / Disorders, Health Economics / Healthcare Costs, Therapy

Authors: Cheryl Barnabe, Thanh Nguyen, Arto Ohinmaa, Joanne Homik, Susan G Barr, Liam Martin, Walter Maksymowych

ISSN (online): 0315-162X

Journal Title: The Journal Of Rheumatology

Volume: 41

Issue: 8

Pages: 1600-1606