Observational retrospective study calculating health service costs of patients receiving surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis in England, using linked patient-level primary and secondary care electronic data

Clarke, Caroline S., Williamson, Elizabeth, Denaxas, Spiros, Carpenter, James R., Thomas, Mike, Blackshaw, Helen, Schilder, Anne G. M., Philpott, Carl M., Hopkins, Claire and Morris, Stephen (2022) Observational retrospective study calculating health service costs of patients receiving surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis in England, using linked patient-level primary and secondary care electronic data. BMJ Open, 12 (2). ISSN 2044-6055

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Abstract

Objectives: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) symptoms are experienced by an estimated 11% of UK adults, and symptoms have major impacts on quality of life. Data from UK and elsewhere suggest high economic burden of CRS, but detailed cost information and economic analyses regarding surgical pathway are lacking. This paper estimates healthcare costs for patients receiving surgery for CRS in England. Design: Observational retrospective study examining cost of healthcare of patients receiving CRS surgery. Setting: Linked electronic health records from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink, Hospital Episode Statistics and Office for National Statistics databases in England. Participants: A phenotyping algorithm using medical ontology terms identified ‘definite’ CRS cases who received CRS surgery. Patients were registered with a general practice in England. Data covered the period 1997–2016. A cohort of 13 462 patients had received surgery for CRS, with 9056 (67%) having confirmed nasal polyps. Outcome measures: Information was extracted on numbers and types of primary care prescriptions and consultations, and inpatient and outpatient hospital investigations and procedures. Resource use was costed using published sources. Results: Total National Health Service costs in CRS surgery patients were £2173 over 1 year including surgery. Total costs per person-quarter were £1983 in the quarter containing surgery, mostly comprising surgical inpatient care costs (£1902), and around £60 per person-quarter in the 2 years before and after surgery, of which half were outpatient costs. Outpatient and primary care costs were low compared with the peak in inpatient costs at surgery. The highest outpatient expenditure was on CT scans, peaking in the quarter preceding surgery. Conclusions: We present the first study of costs to the English healthcare system for patients receiving surgery for CRS. The total aggregate costs provide a further impetus for trials to evaluate the relative benefit of surgical intervention.

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Additional Information: Data availability statement: Data may be obtained from a third party and are not publicly available. The data were pseudonymised patient-level data from the CALIBER resource and are not publicly available. Analysis code can be made available on reasonable request and in accordance with relevant guidance.
Uncontrolled Keywords: clinical trials,health economics,otolaryngology,medicine(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2022 11:30
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2022 00:51
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/83376
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055603

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