Pharmacoeconomic evaluation of the costs incurred by the ASP Messina for home therapy with liquid oxygen

  • Salvatore Coppolino Dipartimento del Farmaco, ASP Messina
Keywords: COPD, Oxygen therapy, Home care therapy

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a very frequent disease in all industrialized countries. The cost for the community includes cost for hospitalisations, doctor visits, home care, rehabilitation, loss of working days, etc. From a therapeutical point of view, an effective progression of therapy and patients survival can be obtained only by stopping smoking and by following a long term oxygen therapy. The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate costs of liquid oxygen therapy performed at home. Obtained results are very encouraging because a part from being cheap they also provide a better evaluation of the prescribed therapy which can also be extended to gaseous oxygen.
Published
2010-03-15
How to Cite
Coppolino, S. (2010). Pharmacoeconomic evaluation of the costs incurred by the ASP Messina for home therapy with liquid oxygen. Farmeconomia. Health Economics and Therapeutic Pathways, 11(1), 43-46. https://doi.org/10.7175/fe.v11i1.176
Section
Review (Economic Analysis)
Statistics
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