Clinical and economic burden in patients with diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease in a claims database in Japan

Clinical and economic burden in patients with diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease in a claims database in Japan

2014 Clin. Ther

Hosaka, A. | Miyata, T. | Onishi, Y. | Liao, L. | Zhang, Q. | Volume: 36, Issue: 8, Pages: 1223-30, 1230, Adult, Aged, Comorbidity, database, diagnosis, Disease, Hospitalization, methods, Middle Aged, Prognosis, Stroke, surgery, utilization,

PURPOSE: The effect of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) among young and middle-aged adults can be significant, but no previous study has examined the prognosis and the associated health care cost of the disease in this population. We evaluated the clinical and economic burden of PAD in patients from a large claims database to clarify the effect of the disease on a relatively young working Japanese population. METHODS: Patients aged >/=45 and

https://www.doi.org/S0149-2918(14)00376-2 [pii];10.1016/j.clinthera.2014.06.013