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Hospital resource utilisation by patients with community-acquired pneumonia.

McCarthy et al have reviewed 50 hospital admissions of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).  The estimated cost per patient was €14,802.  More efficient use of resources can be achieved by discharge planning and fewer in-hospital ward transfers.


 Cancer Incidence and Mortality due to Excess Body Weight in Ireland: An analysis of 10-year data.

Collins et al using the population attributable fraction (PAF) have calculated that 4.5% of cancers in Ireland are due to excess body weight (EBW).  This represents 800 new cancers and 300 cancer deaths.  The greatest risk is the upper digestive tract and the endometrium.


Ivacaftor for cystic fibrosis: An evaluation of real world utilisation and expenditure in the Irish Healthcare Setting

Corcoran et al report that in a 12 month period 140 patients have been treated with Ivacaftor.  The patient age range was 6 to 61 years.  The cost was €29.81m.


IMOFS Sept 2017

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