Cost-effectiveness and Quality of Specialized and Routine Care in a German Cohort of Patients with Chronic Pruritus

Müller S, Ständer S, Naatz M, Augustin M, Steinke S (2023)
Acta Dermato-Venereologica 103: adv4868.

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Müller, Svenja; Ständer, Sonja; Naatz, Mandy; Augustin, Matthias; Steinke, SabineUniBi
Abstract / Bemerkung
Chronic pruritus is a prevalent interdisciplinary symptom with a strong influence on health-related quality of life. Patients need extensive diagnostics and long-term treatment. This retrospective and prospective cohort study compared routine and university-based specialized care in terms of cost-effectiveness and patient benefit. Direct medical and non-medical costs and patient-reported outcomes (PRO; pruritus intensity, quality of life, treatment needs and benefits) were assessed. Data analyses were conducted using descriptive methods and non-parametric statistical tests. A total of 300 adult patients (54.3% female) participated in the study. Six months after the treatment start in a specialized German pruritus care unit, the total costs were significantly reduced (mean total costs 686 vs 433 per patient per half year (total cohort); p<0.001; mean out-of-pocket costs 198 vs 124 per half year (total cohort), p<0.001). Pruritus intensity (numerical rating scale 5.3 vs 3.7, p<0.001), quality of life (Dermatology Life Quality Index 8.9 vs 5.7, p<0.001) and patient benefit (Patient Benefit Index Pruritus 1.2 vs 2.1, p<0.001) improved significantly (total cohort). The results of this study show, that treatment of chronic pruritus patients in a specialized itch centre leads to an improvement in patient benefit and reduces the economic burden at the same time.
Erscheinungsjahr
2023
Zeitschriftentitel
Acta Dermato-Venereologica
Band
103
Art.-Nr.
adv4868
eISSN
1651-2057
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https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2978783

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Müller S, Ständer S, Naatz M, Augustin M, Steinke S. Cost-effectiveness and Quality of Specialized and Routine Care in a German Cohort of Patients with Chronic Pruritus. Acta Dermato-Venereologica. 2023;103: adv4868.
Müller, S., Ständer, S., Naatz, M., Augustin, M., & Steinke, S. (2023). Cost-effectiveness and Quality of Specialized and Routine Care in a German Cohort of Patients with Chronic Pruritus. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 103, adv4868. https://doi.org/10.2340/actadv.v103.4868
Müller, Svenja, Ständer, Sonja, Naatz, Mandy, Augustin, Matthias, and Steinke, Sabine. 2023. “Cost-effectiveness and Quality of Specialized and Routine Care in a German Cohort of Patients with Chronic Pruritus”. Acta Dermato-Venereologica 103: adv4868.
Müller, S., Ständer, S., Naatz, M., Augustin, M., and Steinke, S. (2023). Cost-effectiveness and Quality of Specialized and Routine Care in a German Cohort of Patients with Chronic Pruritus. Acta Dermato-Venereologica 103:adv4868.
Müller, S., et al., 2023. Cost-effectiveness and Quality of Specialized and Routine Care in a German Cohort of Patients with Chronic Pruritus. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 103: adv4868.
S. Müller, et al., “Cost-effectiveness and Quality of Specialized and Routine Care in a German Cohort of Patients with Chronic Pruritus”, Acta Dermato-Venereologica, vol. 103, 2023, : adv4868.
Müller, S., Ständer, S., Naatz, M., Augustin, M., Steinke, S.: Cost-effectiveness and Quality of Specialized and Routine Care in a German Cohort of Patients with Chronic Pruritus. Acta Dermato-Venereologica. 103, : adv4868 (2023).
Müller, Svenja, Ständer, Sonja, Naatz, Mandy, Augustin, Matthias, and Steinke, Sabine. “Cost-effectiveness and Quality of Specialized and Routine Care in a German Cohort of Patients with Chronic Pruritus”. Acta Dermato-Venereologica 103 (2023): adv4868.
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