Real-world assessment of “OFF” episode-related healthcare resource utilization among patients with Parkinson’s disease in the United States

Real-world assessment of “OFF” episode-related healthcare resource utilization among patients with Parkinson’s disease in the United States
J Med Econ. 2021 Apr 5:1. doi: 10.1080/13696998.2021.1913009. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAIMS: Within 5 years of initiating carbidopa/levodopa, ∼50% of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) experience "OFF" episodes; little is known about the cost burden. We investigated the association of "OFF" episodes with patient characteristics, healthcare resource utilization (HCRU), and healthcare costs.METHODS: Analyses used neurologist-provided data from the US-specific 2017 ... read more
Source: PubMedPublished on 2021-04-05By Andrew Thach