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Crego N, Douglas C, Bonnabeau E
Sickle-cell disease co-management, health care utilization, and hydroxyurea use.
Sickle-cell disease (SCD) causes significant morbidity, premature mortality, and high disease burden, resulting in frequent health care use. Comanagement may improve utilization and patient adherence with treatments such as Hydroxyurea. The purpose of this study was to describe acute-care utilization in Medicaid-enrolled patients with SCD, patient factors associated with comanagement, and adherence to Hydroxyurea. The investigators concluded that comanagement was a factor in predicting HUadherence, but further studies are needed to identify the frequency and components of comanagement needed to increase adherence and reduce acute care utilization.
Citation: Crego N, Douglas C, Bonnabeau E . Sickle-cell disease co-management, health care utilization, and hydroxyurea use. J Am Board Fam Med 2020 Jan-Feb;33(1):91-105. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2020.01.190143..
Keywords: Sickle Cell Disease, Children/Adolescents, Medication, Healthcare Utilization, Patient Adherence/Compliance