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Advances in Dermatology and Allergology/Postępy Dermatologii i Alergologii
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Epidemiology and direct costs of atopic dermatitis in Poland based on the National Health Fund register (2008–2017)

Filip Raciborski
,
Karina Jahnz-Rozyk
,
Anna Kłak
,
Adam J. Sybilski
,
Aleksandra M. Grąbczewska
,
Melania Brzozowska
,
Andrzej M. Śliwczyński

Adv Dermatol Allergol 2019; XXXVI (6): 727-733
Online publish date: 2018/10/19
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Introduction
Epidemiological data indicate significant differences in atopic dermatitis (AD) prevalence between countries.

Aim
The purpose of this study is to (i) analyse the recorded prevalence of atopic dermatitis (diagnoses of AD reported to the Polish National Health Fund (NHF)) and to (ii) estimate direct costs of medical care for AD incurred by the NHF.

Material and methods
The analysis was based on data reported to the database of the public payer (NHF). The prevalence rates were calculated using the NHF data and population estimates were obtained from the Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS).

Results
In 2017, the annual prevalence rate of AD in the Polish population was 32.5 per 10,000 inhabitants (34.7/10,000 for women and 30.1/10,000 for men). The highest prevalence was observed in the youngest age groups (300/10,000 in children up to 4 years of age and 141/10,000 in 5–9-year-olds). The prevalence rate decreased with age and AD was the least prevalent in patients over 85 years of age (4/10,000). In 2008–2017, NHF expenditure on AD treatment varied between PLN 19.9 million (EUR 5.6 million) in 2008 and PLN 28.4 million (EUR 6.5 million) in 2016.

Conclusions
The prevalence rates of AD in Poland estimated on the basis of NHF data are significantly lower than those reported in previous epidemiological studies conducted in Poland and worldwide. This may indicate that the prevalence of AD in the Polish population is underestimated or that there are no adequate disease control measures in patients with a confirmed diagnosis.

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atopic dermatitis, atopic eczema, epidemiology, direct costs

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