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Research Article

Analyzing Burden of Cost of Therapy in Patients Affected with Acute Coronary Syndrome in Tertiary Care Hospital

Rao KN1*, Reddy GN1, Vinny N1, Das S2, Dhanapal CK3 and Selvamuthukumaran S4
1Department of Pharmacy Practice, R.M Medical College& Hospital, Annamalai University, India
2 Pharm-D, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Annamalai University, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Annamalai University, India
4Assistant Medical Superintendent, RMMCH, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding Author : Rao KN
Doctor of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacy Practice
R.M Medical College & Hospital
Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India
Tel: +918122278271
E-mail: [email protected]
Received December 23, 2014; Accepted January 14, 2014; Published January 16, 2015
Citation: Rao KN, Reddy GN, Vinny N, Das S, Dhanapal CK (2015) Analyzing Burden of Cost of Therapy in Patients Affected with Acute Coronary Syndrome in Tertiary Care Hospital. Adv Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 4:174 doi:10.4172/2167-1052.1000174
Copyright: © 2015 Rao KN, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Background: The present research deals with pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomic study of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) and its impact on patient’s therapeutic outcome and cost of therapy. According to a recent World Health Origination (WHO) report around 100 million people died every year due to poverty associated with illness. Contributing to the growing literature on the economic burden of illness, this article examines the indirect and direct costs of illness that occurs on household level, describes its influence on treatment seeking behavior and assesses its impact on household welfare.


Methods: The contemporary research was performed in Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and medicine ward department of medicine, RMMC and Hospital over 65 patients to illustrate the expenditure in harmony with achieved desired therapeutic outcomes by analyzing therapy cost of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) supplemented via therapeutic outcomes using Minnesota Living with Heart Failure and Condition Questionnaire (MLHFCQ).


Results: The values were observed and recorded using appropriate data collection forms and MLHFC questionnaire. The total cost (TC) spent was recorded as 7,096.2 USD with most patients (n=16; 35.61%) paying in cost range of (110.1 to 141.5 USD). The total direct therapy cost was 6,278.6 USD accounting 88.47% of total cost and indirect cost 817.6 USD (11.52 % of TC). Significant improvement observed in overall mean MLHFC score of 62.93 compared to the baseline score of 37.94 rated moderate.


Conclusion: The study was designed, planned and executed to estimate cost of the given therapy and direct effect on patient therapeutic outcome.


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