3 Things to Know About the Cost of UC & Crohn's Disease

Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

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Ulcertaive colitis and Crohn's disease treatments vary widely in efficacy, which can call for changes in treatment plans, according to a Medscape report. Here are three things to know about the cost of UC and Crohn's disease associated with suboptimal treatments.

Researchers examined 19,978 UC patients and 13,005 Crohn's disease patients.

•    80 percent of UC and Crohn's disease patients had one or more suboptimal therapy marker
•    Total costs per Crohn's disease patient were significantly higher ($18,736) with suboptimal therapy markers compared to patients without suboptimal markers ($10,878)
•    Total costs per UC patient with suboptimal therapy markers was $12,679 compared to $9,653 in UC patients without suboptimal markers

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