Inpatient Burden of Prurigo Nodularis in the United States
AbstractBackground: Although prurigo nodularis (PN) has a significant burden of disease, little is known about its epidemiology and disease burden within the United States. We describe the characteristics of hospitalized patients diagnosed with PN and assess the factors associated with hospitalization. Methods: We performed a cross-sectional study of the 2016 National Inpatient Sample, a representative sample of 20% of hospital discharges nationally. Results: Patients diagnosed with PN accounted for 3.7 inpatient visits per 100,000 discharges nationally in 2016. Patients with PN were more likely to be black (odds ratio (OR) 4.43, 95% CI (3.33–6.08), p < 0.001) or Asian (OR 3.44, 95% CI (1.39–5.08), p = 0.003) compared with white patients. Patients diagnosed with PN had both a longer length of hospital stay (mean ± SD, 6.51 ± 0.37 days vs. 4.62 ± 0.02 days, p < 0.001) and higher cost of care ($14,772 ± $964 vs. $11,728 ± $106, p < 0.001) compared with patients without PN. Patients with PN were significantly more likely to be admitted for HIV complications (OR 78.2, 95% CI (46.4–131.8), p < 0.001). PN contributes to increased inpatient cost of care and length of hospitalization. Conclusions: There are racial disparities associated with hospital admission of patients diagnosed with PN. View Full-Text
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Whang, K.A.; Kang, S.; Kwatra, S.G. Inpatient Burden of Prurigo Nodularis in the United States. Medicines 2019, 6, 88.
Whang KA, Kang S, Kwatra SG. Inpatient Burden of Prurigo Nodularis in the United States. Medicines. 2019; 6(3):88.Chicago/Turabian Style
Whang, Katherine A.; Kang, Sewon; Kwatra, Shawn G. 2019. "Inpatient Burden of Prurigo Nodularis in the United States." Medicines 6, no. 3: 88.
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