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Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2015;15(5):823-32. doi: 10.1586/14737167.2015.1091730.

Multiple chronic conditions and healthcare costs among adults.

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a Department of Pharmaceutical Systems and Policy, West Virginia University, School of Pharmacy, Morgantown, WV, USA.

Abstract

The prevalence of multiple chronic conditions (MCC) is increasing among individuals of all ages. MCC are associated with poor health outcomes. The presence of MCC has profound healthcare utilization and cost implications for public and private insurance payers, individuals, and families. Investigators have used a variety of definitions for MCC to evaluate costs associated with MCC. The objective of this article is to examine the current literature in estimating excess costs associated with MCC among adults. The discussion highlights some of the theoretical and technical merits of various MCC definitions and models used to estimate the excess costs associated with MCC.

KEYWORDS:

comorbidity; cost burden; expenditures; multimorbidity; multiple chronic conditions; out-of-pocket costs

PMID:
26400220
PMCID:
PMC4698815
DOI:
10.1586/14737167.2015.1091730
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