Budget Impact Analysis confirms the critical role of home care in COPD, results revealed at ISPOR 2016

//platform.linkedin.com/in.js (Washington DC, May 25th 2016): Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive disease characterized by airflow limitation and loss of lung function that is not completely reversible. It is a leading cause of morbidity, mortality and hospitalizations in…

Retrospective analysis of PHN treatment patterns reveals widespread use of opioids, CNS depressants, and polypharmacy

//platform.linkedin.com/in.js (Washington DC, May 24th 2016): Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN) is a painful condition that can last for months or years, mostly affecting the elderly. Commonly recommended first-line medications include topical lidocaine, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants, but other CNS depressants, including opioids,…

BSP team identifies association between COPD comorbidites and hospital readmissions; results to be released at ISPOR 2016

//platform.linkedin.com/in.js (Washington DC, May 23rd 2016): Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a leading cause of hospitalizations in older adults, accounting for 726,000 hospitalizations and 1.5 million emergency department visits in the US in year 2000. Readmissions are a huge…

BSP collaborative research exploring economic impact of intravenous fluid choices for cardiac surgery on display at ISPOR 2016 today

//platform.linkedin.com/in.js (Washington DC, May 23rd 2016): Patients undergoing cardiac surgery (CS) routinely receive intravenous (IV) crystalloids perioperatively (during and immediately post-surgery). However, perioperative use of calcium-free balanced IV crystalloids was associated with lower costs among CS patients according to a…

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