Journal title MECOSAN
Author/s Maria Caterina Cavallo, Simone Gerzeli, Carla Rognoni, Alessandra Cheli, Claudio Pelosi, Santini Santini
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2014/91 Language Italian
Pages 17 P. 43-59 File size 541 KB
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Bone metastases are frequently associated to the management of Skeletal Related Events (SRE) such as pathological fractures, spinal compression, radiation to bone, surgery to bone. These events increase patient’s morbidity and the need for associated healthcare resources. Starting from STARS study - that measured the utilization of healthcare services in four European countries including Italy - the regional annual budget impact of managing SREs related to cancers of the breast, prostate and solid tumors in different Italian regions has been estimated. The regional budget impact was estimated based on the reimbursement tariffs related to the mix of services involved in the management of the SREs as reported by the STARS study. The average impact for the management of SREs amounts to about EUR 3.664. Estimating 56.697 annual SREs in Italy, the overall impact on the regional health systems is approximately 208 million Euros. Any intervention that can reduce the frequency of SREs is desirable to increase patients’ quality of life and to decrease the overall economic burden.
Keywords: Skeletal related events, cost evaluation.
Maria Caterina Cavallo, Simone Gerzeli, Carla Rognoni, Alessandra Cheli, Claudio Pelosi, Santini Santini, Impatto economico della gestione degli eventi correlati all’apparato scheletrico (SREs) in pazienti con metastasi ossee da tumori solidi nelle regioni italiane in "MECOSAN" 91/2014, pp 43-59, DOI: 10.3280/MESA2014-091003