To provide a detailed picture of the economic impact of hospitalization in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and to identify factors associated with cost and length of stay (LOS).In this retrospective cross-sectional study using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), we included hospitalizations for IPF (ICD-9-CM 516.3) with a principal diagnosis of respiratory disease (ICD-9-CM 460-519) from 2009-2011; lung transplant admissions were excluded. Total inpatient cost, LOS, in-hospital death, and discharge disposition were reported. Linear regression models were used to determine variables predictive of LOS and cost.From 2009-2011, 22,350 non-transplant IPF patients with a principal diagnosis of respiratory disease were admitted: mean (+/-SE) age was 70.0 (0.32), and 49.1% were female. While in-hospital, 11.4% of patients received mechanical ventilation and 8.9% received non-invasive ventilation. Mean (+/-SE) LOS was 7.4 (0.15) days overall (p?
View details for DOI 10.1080/13696998.2017.1282864
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