Downstream complications and healthcare expenditure after invasive procedures for lung lesions in taiwan

Szu Chun Yang, Ching Han Lai, Chin Wei Kuo, Chien Chung Lin, Wu Wei Lai, Jung Der Wang

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摘要

This study aimed to estimate the downstream complications and healthcare expenditure after invasive procedures for lung lesions, which in turn could be used for future cost-effectiveness analyses of lung cancer screening in Taiwan. We interlinked the Taiwan National Beneficiary Registry with the National Health Insurance Reimbursement databases to identify non-lung cancer individuals aged 50–80 years who underwent invasive lung procedures within one month after non-contrast chest computed tomography between 2014 and 2016. We directly matched one individual with 10 controls by age, gender, calendar year, residence area, comorbidities, and the past one-year healthcare expenditure to calculate incremental one-month complication rates and attributable costs. A total of 5805 individuals who underwent invasive lung procedures were identified and matched with 58,050 controls. The incremental one-month complication rates were 13.4% (95% CI: 10.9% to 15.8%), 10.7% (95% CI: 9.2% to 12.1%), and 4.4% (95% CI: 2.0% to 6.7%) for thoracic surgery, bronchoscopy, and needle biopsy, respectively. The incremental one-month healthcare expenditure for minor, intermediate, and major complications were NT$1493 (95% CI: NT$-3107 to NT$6092), NT$18,422 (95% CI: NT$13,755 to NT$23,089), and NT$58,021 (95% CI: NT$46,114 to NT$69,929), respectively. Individuals aged 60–64 years incurred the highest incremental costs. Downstream complications and the healthcare expenditure after invasive procedures for lung lesions would be substantial for non-lung cancer individuals 50–80 years of age. These estimates could be used in modeling the cost-effectiveness of the national lung screening program in Taiwan.

原文English
文章編號4040
期刊International journal of environmental research and public health
18
發行號8
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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