Impact of patient characteristics and treatment procedures on hospitalization cost and length of stay in Japanese patients with influenza: A structural equation modelling approach

Impact of patient characteristics and treatment procedures on hospitalization cost and length of stay in Japanese patients with influenza: A structural equation modelling approach

2017 Influenza Other Respir Viruses

Sruamsiri, R. | Ferchichi, S. | Jamotte, A. | Toumi, M. | Kubo, H. | Mahlich, J. | Volume: 11, Issue: 6, Pages: 543-555, Influenza, Japan, economic burden, healthcare costs, hospitalizations, structural equation modelling,

OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the economic burden of influenza-related hospitalizations in Japan. This study sought to identify the factors that contribute to the total healthcare costs (THCs) associated with hospitalizations due to influenza in the Japanese population. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cross-sectional database analysis study. METHODS: A structural equation modelling approach was used to analyse a nationwide Japanese hospital claims data. This study included inpatients with at least 1 confirmed diagnosis of influenza and with a hospital stay of at least 2 days, who were admitted between April 2014 and March 2015. RESULTS: A total of 5261 Japanese inpatients with a diagnosis of influenza were included in the final analysis. The elderly (>/=65 years) and the young (

https://www.doi.org/10.1111/irv.12505