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Resource utilization, work productivity and costs in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa: a cost-of-illness study – Publication by Zsuzsanna Beretzky, Márta Péntek, László Gulácsi, Valentin Brodszky and Fanni Rencz 

2022-09-02 14:15:46

The article co-authored by Zsuzsanna Beretzky, Márta Péntek, László Gulácsi, Valentin Brodszky and Fanni Rencz was published in the Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research.

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Background 

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a, chronic skin disease affecting up to 1% of the population in Europe. This study aims to assess the cost-of-illness of HS from a societal perspective in Hungary and to analyze the predictors of costs. 

Methods 

A multicentre, cross-sectional cost-of-illness study was performed among 200 adult HS patients. We evaluated direct medical (physician consultations, inpatient admissions, medical, and surgeries), direct non-medical (transportation and caregiving), and indirect costs (productivity loss). 

Results 

The mean annual cost-of-illness of HS was €6,791 per patient. The main cost components were productivity loss (53.3%), biological treatment (21.5%), and informal care (9.2%). Patients missed, on average, 26 and 63 days from work annually due to absenteeism and presenteeism, respectively. Male sex, more severe disease, gluteal involvement, and coexisting inflammatory bowel disease were associated with higher direct medical costs, while lower education level and worse quality-of-life outcomes predicted higher indirect costs. 

Conclusion 

This is the first study to assess both direct and indirect costs in HS patients. HS imposes a substantial burden on patients and society, predominantly arising from productivity loss and biological therapy. Resource utilization data and cost-of-illness estimates provide valuable inputs into cost-effectiveness analyses of health interventions in HS. 

Beretzky Zsuzsanna zsuzsanna.beretzky@uni-corvinus.hu Rektori Szervezet / Társadalom- és Politikatudományi Intézet / Egészségpolitika Tanszék
Adjunktus / Assistant Professor
C épület, 533
Dr. Péntek Márta marta.pentek@uni-corvinus.hu Rektori Szervezet / Társadalom- és Politikatudományi Intézet / Egészségügyi Közgazdaságtan Tanszék
Egyetemi tanár / Professor
E épület, 221.2
Phone: +36 1 482 5308 • Ext: 5308
Prof. Brodszky Valentin Péter valentin.brodszky@uni-corvinus.hu Rektori Szervezet / Társadalom- és Politikatudományi Intézet / Egészségpolitika Tanszék
Egyetemi tanár / Professor
C épület, 532
Prof. Dr. Rencz Fanni fanni.rencz@uni-corvinus.hu Rektori Szervezet / Társadalom- és Politikatudományi Intézet / Egészségpolitika Tanszék
Egyetemi Tanár / Professor
C épület, 533
Prof. Dr. Gulácsi László laszlo.gulacsi@uni-corvinus.hu
E épület, 73
Phone: +36 1 482 5598 • Ext: 5598
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