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Data From Ortho Biotech-Sponsored Studies to be Presented at National Kidney Foundation 2008 Spring Clinical Meetings


and costs of a newly-initiated, managed care predialysis chronic kidney

disease population receiving EPO (n=1,066) or DARB (n=375) through a

pharmacy benefit. Drug cost was based on cumulative dose and October

2007 wholesale acquisition cost.

Data on Medical Costs Related to Chronic Kidney Disease Patients with Hypertension or Diabetes

-- Abstract: Medical Costs of Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients with

Diabetes: A Managed Care Perspective

Francois Laliberte, M.A., Groupe d'analyse, Ltee, Montreal, Quebec,


A retrospective analysis of medical claims and laboratory data from a

large managed care database was conducted to quantify the incremental

direct healthcare costs of CKD in patients with diabetes. Analyses

compared diabetes patients who developed CKD versus those who did not

for yearly direct healthcare costs, which consisted of outpatient

services, inpatient services and pharmacy dispensing claims. A total

of 30,480 patients with diabetes were identified, of whom 859 developed

CKD during the study period.

-- Abstract: The Effect of Anemia in Hypertensive Patients with Chronic

Kidney Disease: Hospital Costs and Length of Stay

Sandra Sulsky, M.P.H., Ph.D., ENVIRON International Corporation,

Amherst, MA

A retrospective analysis of hospital discharge records from the 2004

Nationwide Inpatient Sample of the Hospital Cost and Utilization

Project, which comprises approximately 90 percent of all hospital

discharges in the U.S., was conducted to determine the effect of anemia

on hospital costs and length of stay in hypertensive patients with CKD.

Analyses were adjusted for age, gender, income level, severity of

disease, and hospital characteristics to control for the confounding

effects of anemia, CK

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