Economic burden and epidemiology of pneumonia in korean adults aged over 50 years

Kwang Ha Yoo, Chul Gyu Yoo, Se Kyu Kim, Ji Ye Jung, Myung Goo Lee, Soo Taek Uh, Tae Sun Shim, Kyeongman Jeon, Jae Jeong Shim, Heung Bum Lee, Chi Ryang Chung, Kyung Woo Kang, Ki Suck Jung

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This study was performed to estimate the direct medical costs and epidemiology of pneumonia in adults of Korea. We conducted a multi-center, retrospective, observational study and collected data targeting for community-acquired pneumonia patients (≥50 yr) from 11 hospitals. Costs attributable to the treatment of pneumonia were estimated by reviewing resource utilization and epidemiology data (distribution of pathogen, hospital length of stay, overall outcome) were also collected. A total 693 patients were included; average 70.1 ( ±10.5) aged, 57.3% male and average 1.16 CURB-65 (confusion, blood urea nitrogen, respiratory rate, blood pressure, age > 65 yr) scored. The pathogen was identified in the 32.9% (228 patients); Streptococcus pneumoniae accounted for 22.4% (51 patients) of identified pathogens. The hospital mortality was 3.2% (especially, for S. pneumoniae was 5.9%) and average length of stay was 9 days. The mean total cost for the treatment of pneumonia was US dollar (USD) 1,782 (SD: USD 1,501). Compared to the cost of all caused pneumonia, that of pneumococcal pneumonia was higher, USD 2,049 ( ±USD 1,919), but not statistically significant. Charge of hospitalization accounted the greatest part of total medical costs. The economic burden of pneumonia was high in Korea, and the prevention of pneumonia should be considered as effective strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)881-887
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Korean Medical Science
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun 1

Fingerprint

Pneumonia
Epidemiology
Economics
Costs and Cost Analysis
Length of Stay
Korea
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Pneumococcal Pneumonia
Blood Urea Nitrogen
Respiratory Rate
Hospital Mortality
Health Care Costs
Observational Studies
Hospitalization
Retrospective Studies
Blood Pressure

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Cost of Illness
  • Korea
  • Pneumonia
  • Streptococcus pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Yoo, K. H., Yoo, C. G., Kim, S. K., Jung, J. Y., Lee, M. G., Uh, S. T., ... Jung, K. S. (2013). Economic burden and epidemiology of pneumonia in korean adults aged over 50 years. Journal of Korean Medical Science, 28(6), 881-887. https://doi.org/10.3346/ jkms.2013.28.6.888

Economic burden and epidemiology of pneumonia in korean adults aged over 50 years. / Yoo, Kwang Ha; Yoo, Chul Gyu; Kim, Se Kyu; Jung, Ji Ye; Lee, Myung Goo; Uh, Soo Taek; Shim, Tae Sun; Jeon, Kyeongman; Shim, Jae Jeong; Lee, Heung Bum; Chung, Chi Ryang; Kang, Kyung Woo; Jung, Ki Suck.

In: Journal of Korean Medical Science, Vol. 28, No. 6, 01.06.2013, p. 881-887.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Yoo, KH, Yoo, CG, Kim, SK, Jung, JY, Lee, MG, Uh, ST, Shim, TS, Jeon, K, Shim, JJ, Lee, HB, Chung, CR, Kang, KW & Jung, KS 2013, 'Economic burden and epidemiology of pneumonia in korean adults aged over 50 years', Journal of Korean Medical Science, vol. 28, no. 6, pp. 881-887. https://doi.org/10.3346/ jkms.2013.28.6.888
Yoo, Kwang Ha ; Yoo, Chul Gyu ; Kim, Se Kyu ; Jung, Ji Ye ; Lee, Myung Goo ; Uh, Soo Taek ; Shim, Tae Sun ; Jeon, Kyeongman ; Shim, Jae Jeong ; Lee, Heung Bum ; Chung, Chi Ryang ; Kang, Kyung Woo ; Jung, Ki Suck. / Economic burden and epidemiology of pneumonia in korean adults aged over 50 years. In: Journal of Korean Medical Science. 2013 ; Vol. 28, No. 6. pp. 881-887.
@article{d5d3972cf16a44a0976d7f9b616b2909,
title = "Economic burden and epidemiology of pneumonia in korean adults aged over 50 years",
abstract = "This study was performed to estimate the direct medical costs and epidemiology of pneumonia in adults of Korea. We conducted a multi-center, retrospective, observational study and collected data targeting for community-acquired pneumonia patients (≥50 yr) from 11 hospitals. Costs attributable to the treatment of pneumonia were estimated by reviewing resource utilization and epidemiology data (distribution of pathogen, hospital length of stay, overall outcome) were also collected. A total 693 patients were included; average 70.1 ( ±10.5) aged, 57.3{\%} male and average 1.16 CURB-65 (confusion, blood urea nitrogen, respiratory rate, blood pressure, age > 65 yr) scored. The pathogen was identified in the 32.9{\%} (228 patients); Streptococcus pneumoniae accounted for 22.4{\%} (51 patients) of identified pathogens. The hospital mortality was 3.2{\%} (especially, for S. pneumoniae was 5.9{\%}) and average length of stay was 9 days. The mean total cost for the treatment of pneumonia was US dollar (USD) 1,782 (SD: USD 1,501). Compared to the cost of all caused pneumonia, that of pneumococcal pneumonia was higher, USD 2,049 ( ±USD 1,919), but not statistically significant. Charge of hospitalization accounted the greatest part of total medical costs. The economic burden of pneumonia was high in Korea, and the prevention of pneumonia should be considered as effective strategy.",
keywords = "Adult, Cost of Illness, Korea, Pneumonia, Streptococcus pneumonia",
author = "Yoo, {Kwang Ha} and Yoo, {Chul Gyu} and Kim, {Se Kyu} and Jung, {Ji Ye} and Lee, {Myung Goo} and Uh, {Soo Taek} and Shim, {Tae Sun} and Kyeongman Jeon and Shim, {Jae Jeong} and Lee, {Heung Bum} and Chung, {Chi Ryang} and Kang, {Kyung Woo} and Jung, {Ki Suck}",
year = "2013",
month = "6",
day = "1",
doi = "10.3346/ jkms.2013.28.6.888",
language = "English",
volume = "28",
pages = "881--887",
journal = "Journal of Korean Medical Science",
issn = "1011-8934",
publisher = "Korean Academy of Medical Science",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Economic burden and epidemiology of pneumonia in korean adults aged over 50 years

AU - Yoo, Kwang Ha

AU - Yoo, Chul Gyu

AU - Kim, Se Kyu

AU - Jung, Ji Ye

AU - Lee, Myung Goo

AU - Uh, Soo Taek

AU - Shim, Tae Sun

AU - Jeon, Kyeongman

AU - Shim, Jae Jeong

AU - Lee, Heung Bum

AU - Chung, Chi Ryang

AU - Kang, Kyung Woo

AU - Jung, Ki Suck

PY - 2013/6/1

Y1 - 2013/6/1

N2 - This study was performed to estimate the direct medical costs and epidemiology of pneumonia in adults of Korea. We conducted a multi-center, retrospective, observational study and collected data targeting for community-acquired pneumonia patients (≥50 yr) from 11 hospitals. Costs attributable to the treatment of pneumonia were estimated by reviewing resource utilization and epidemiology data (distribution of pathogen, hospital length of stay, overall outcome) were also collected. A total 693 patients were included; average 70.1 ( ±10.5) aged, 57.3% male and average 1.16 CURB-65 (confusion, blood urea nitrogen, respiratory rate, blood pressure, age > 65 yr) scored. The pathogen was identified in the 32.9% (228 patients); Streptococcus pneumoniae accounted for 22.4% (51 patients) of identified pathogens. The hospital mortality was 3.2% (especially, for S. pneumoniae was 5.9%) and average length of stay was 9 days. The mean total cost for the treatment of pneumonia was US dollar (USD) 1,782 (SD: USD 1,501). Compared to the cost of all caused pneumonia, that of pneumococcal pneumonia was higher, USD 2,049 ( ±USD 1,919), but not statistically significant. Charge of hospitalization accounted the greatest part of total medical costs. The economic burden of pneumonia was high in Korea, and the prevention of pneumonia should be considered as effective strategy.

AB - This study was performed to estimate the direct medical costs and epidemiology of pneumonia in adults of Korea. We conducted a multi-center, retrospective, observational study and collected data targeting for community-acquired pneumonia patients (≥50 yr) from 11 hospitals. Costs attributable to the treatment of pneumonia were estimated by reviewing resource utilization and epidemiology data (distribution of pathogen, hospital length of stay, overall outcome) were also collected. A total 693 patients were included; average 70.1 ( ±10.5) aged, 57.3% male and average 1.16 CURB-65 (confusion, blood urea nitrogen, respiratory rate, blood pressure, age > 65 yr) scored. The pathogen was identified in the 32.9% (228 patients); Streptococcus pneumoniae accounted for 22.4% (51 patients) of identified pathogens. The hospital mortality was 3.2% (especially, for S. pneumoniae was 5.9%) and average length of stay was 9 days. The mean total cost for the treatment of pneumonia was US dollar (USD) 1,782 (SD: USD 1,501). Compared to the cost of all caused pneumonia, that of pneumococcal pneumonia was higher, USD 2,049 ( ±USD 1,919), but not statistically significant. Charge of hospitalization accounted the greatest part of total medical costs. The economic burden of pneumonia was high in Korea, and the prevention of pneumonia should be considered as effective strategy.

KW - Adult

KW - Cost of Illness

KW - Korea

KW - Pneumonia

KW - Streptococcus pneumonia

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84880009373&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84880009373&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3346/ jkms.2013.28.6.888

DO - 10.3346/ jkms.2013.28.6.888

M3 - Article

VL - 28

SP - 881

EP - 887

JO - Journal of Korean Medical Science

JF - Journal of Korean Medical Science

SN - 1011-8934

IS - 6

ER -