Calculating health care costs associated with asthma in BC

Project number: 
08-008
Approval date: 
Monday, August 24, 2009
Principal Investigator: 
Lynd,Larry
Institution: 
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Funding Agency: 
National Sanitarium Assoc.,Allergen National Centre for Excellence
Datasets requested: 
Consolidation - demographic (Ministry of Health)
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
PharmaNet
Consolidation registry (Ministry of Health)
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
consolidation - census geocodes
Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
Consolidation file (BC Ministry of Health)
Research objective: 
Publications: 

Journal Publication

  • Chen W, Lynd LD, FitzGerald JM, Sadatsafavi M. Influences of socioeconomic status on costs of asthma under universal health coverage. Medical Care. 2016: Accepted. In press
  • Sadatsafavi M, Lynd LD, De Vera MA, Zafari Z, FitzGerald JM. One-year outcomes of inhaled controller therapies added to systemic corticosteroids after asthma-related hospital discharge. Respir Med. 2015 Mar;109(3):320-8. doi: 10.1016/j.rmed.2014.12.014. Epub 2015 Jan 7. PMID: 25596136
  • Tavakoli H, FitzGerald JM, Chen W, Lynd L, Kendzerska T, Aaron S, Gershon A, Marra C, Sadatsafavi M1; Canadian Respiratory Research Network. Ten-year trends in direct costs of asthma: a population-based study. Allergy. 2016 Jul 25. doi: 10.1111/all.12993. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Chen W, Lynd LD, FitzGerald JM, Marra CA, Balshaw R, To T, Sadatsafavi M. Excess medical costs in patients with asthma and the role of comorbidity. Eur Respir J. 2016; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.01141-2016
  • Chen W, Marra CA, Lynd LD, FitzGerald JM, Zafari Z, Sadatsafavi M. The natural history of severe asthma and influences of early risk factors: a population-based cohort study. Thorax. 2016 Mar;71(3):267-75. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2015-207530. Epub 2016 Jan 5. PMID: 26732738.
  • Chen W, Lynd LD, FitzGerald JM, Sadatsafavi M. The Influence Of Socioeconomic Inequity On The Long-Term Health Care Costs Of Asthma Under Universal Health Insurance  Am J Respir Crit Care Med 191;2015:A4162
  • Fitzgerald JM, Marra C, Lynd L, Sadatsafavi M. Comparative effectives of asthma controller therapies after discharge from an asthma-related hospitalization. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 189;2014:A3707
  • Sadatsafavi M, Lynd LD, Marra CA, Fitzgerald JM. "Dispensation of long-acting ? agonists with or without inhaled corticosteroids, and risk of asthma-related hospitalisation: a population-based study." Thorax. 2014 Apr; 69(4):328-34. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2013-203998. Epub 2013 Nov 26. PMID: 24281327
  • Sadatsafavi M, Fitzgerald M, Marra C, Lynd L. "Costs and Health Outcomes Associated With Primary vs Secondary Care After an Asthma-Related Hospitalization: A Population-Based Study." Chest. 2013 Aug;144(2):428-35. doi: 10.1378/chest.12-2773. PubMed PMID: 23519289.
  • Sadatsafavi M, Lynd L, Marra C, Bedouch P, Fitzgerald M. "Comparative outcomes of leukotriene receptor antagonists and long-acting ?-agonists as add-on therapy in asthmatic patients: a population-based study." J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Jul;132(1):63-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2013.02.007. Epub 2013 Mar 29. PubMed PMID: 23545274.
  • Sadatsafavi M, Lynd L, FitzGerald JM. Post-hospital syndrome in adults with asthma: a case-crossover study. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2013, 9:49. doi:10.1186/1710-1492-9-49
  • Bedouch P, Marra CA, FitzGerald JM, Lynd LD, Sadatsafavi M. "Trends in asthma-related direct medical costs from 2002 to 2007 in British Columbia, Canada: a population based-cohort study." PLoS One. 2012;7(12):e50949. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050949. Epub 2012 Dec 5. PubMed PMID: 23227222; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3515523.

Presentation of research material (poster/seminar/lecture etc.)

  • Chen W, Lynd LD, FitzGerald JM, Sadatsafavi M. Influences of socioeconomic Status on Costs of Asthma under Universal Health Coverage. Canadian Respiratory Conference 2015. Ottawa, ON, April 23-25, 2015. (Poster)

    Chen W, Lynd LD, FitzGerald JM, Sadatsafavi M. Influences of Socioeconomic Status on Costs of Asthma under Universal Health Coverage. Heart and Lung FEST. Vancouver, BC, March 26-27, 2015. (Poster)

  • Chen W, Lynd LD, FitzGerald JM, Sadatsafavi M. Influences of socioeconomic Status on Costs of Asthma under Universal Health Coverage. Canadian Respiratory Conference 2015. Ottawa, ON, April 23-25, 2015. (Poster)
  • Chen W, Lynd LD, FitzGerald JM, Sadatsafavi M. Influences of Socioeconomic Status on Costs of Asthma under Universal Health Coverage. Heart and Lung FEST. Vancouver, BC, March 26-27, 2015. (Poster)
  • Bedouch P, Sadatsafavi M, FitzGerald J, Marra C, Lynd L (2011) "Evolution of asthma-related direct medical costs in British Columbia from 2002 to 2007: a population-based cohort study" Institute for Heart + Lung Health Fest. Vancouver, British Columbia. March
  • Bedouch P, Sadatsafavi M, FitzGerald J, Marra C, Lynd L (2011) "Calculating direct health care costs associated with asthma in British Columbia, 2002-2007" Allergen Sixth Annual Research Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia. February

Conference abstract/presentation

  • Sadatsafavi M, FitzGerald M, Marra C, De Vera M, Zafari Z, Lynd L. Comparative costs and effectiveness of asthma controller therapies after discharge from an asthma-related hospitalization. Poster Presentation at ISPOR 19th Annual International Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, May 31 – June 4, 2014. Value in Health; Volume 17 (3): A169. Conference Abstract
  • Sadatsafavi M, FitzGerald M, Marra C, De Vera M, Zafari Z, Lynd L. Comparative costs and effectiveness of asthma controller therapies after discharge from an asthma-related hospitalization. ISPOR 19th Annual International Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, May 31 – June 4, 2014. Value in Health; Volume 17 (3): A169. Conference Abstract.
  • Bedouch P, Sadatsafavi M, FitzGerald J, Marra C, Lynd L (2011) "Initiation of controller medication in newly diagnosed asthma patients: impact on economic resource utilization" European Respiratory Society Annual congress, Amsterdam, September
  • Sadatsafavi M, Bedouch P, FitzGerald J, Marra C, Lynd L (2011) "Stepping up the controller medication in asthma patients: impact of various treatment options on costs" European Respiratory Society Annual congress, Amsterdam, September
  • Bedouch P, Sadatsafavi M, FitzGerald J, Marra C, Lynd L (2011) "Trends in asthma-related direct medical costs in British Columbia, Canada" 8th World iHEA Congress in Health Economics/ International AllerGen Symposium on Asthma and Economics . Toronto, Canada, July
  • Sadatsafavi M, Bedouch P, FitzGerald J, Marra C, Lynd L(2011) "Impact on direct health care costs associated with asthma of various controller medications: results from a population based cohort study." 8th World iHEA Congress in Health Economics/ International AllerGen Symposium on Asthma and Economics, Toronto, Canada, July
  • Bedouch P, Sadatsafavi M, FitzGerald J, Marra C, Lynd L (2011) "Health care costs of uncontrolled asthma: a population-based cohort study in British Columbia, 2002-2007" Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics Annual Conference. Ottawa, Ontario, April
  • Sadatsafavi M, Bedouch P, FitzGerald J, Marra C, Lynd L (2011) "Asthma-related direct medical costs in British Columbia from 2002 to 2007: a population-based cohort study" Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics Annual Conference. Ottawa, Ontario, April

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