Background & Aims: Chronic liver diseases (CLDs) are major health problems that require complex and costly treatments. Liver-specific clinical outcome indicators (COIs) able to assist both clinicians and administrators in improving the value of care are presently lacking. The Value-Based Medicine in Hepatology (VBMH) study aims to fill this gap, devising and testing a set of COIs for CLD, that could be easily collected during clinical practice. Here we report the COIs generated and recorded for patients with HBV or HCV infection at different stages of the disease. Methods/Results: In the first phase of VBMH study, COIs were identified, based on current international guidelines and literature, using a modified Delphi method and a RAND 9-point appropriateness scale. In the second phase, COIs were tested in an observational, longitudinal, prospective, multicentre study based in Lombardy, Italy. Eighteen COIs were identified for HBV and HCV patients. Patients with CLD secondary to HBV (547) or HCV (1391) were enrolled over an 18-month period and followed for a median of 4 years. The estimation of the proposed COIs was feasible in the real-word clinical practice and COI values compared well with literature data. Further, the COIs were able to capture the impact of new effective treatments like direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) in the clinical practice. Conclusions: The COIs efficiently measured clinical outcomes at different stages of CLDs. While specific clinical practice settings and related healthcare systems may modify their implementation, these indicators will represent an important component of the tools for a value-based approach in hepatology and will positively affect care delivery.
Strazzabosco, M., Cortesi, P., Conti, S., Okolicsanyi, S., Rota, M., Ciaccio, A., et al. (2020). Clinical outcome indicators in chronic hepatitis B and C: A primer for value-based medicine in hepatology. LIVER INTERNATIONAL, 40(1), 60-73 [10.1111/liv.14285].
|Citazione:||Strazzabosco, M., Cortesi, P., Conti, S., Okolicsanyi, S., Rota, M., Ciaccio, A., et al. (2020). Clinical outcome indicators in chronic hepatitis B and C: A primer for value-based medicine in hepatology. LIVER INTERNATIONAL, 40(1), 60-73 [10.1111/liv.14285].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Clinical outcome indicators in chronic hepatitis B and C: A primer for value-based medicine in hepatology|
|Autori:||Strazzabosco, M; Cortesi, P; Conti, S; Okolicsanyi, S; Rota, M; Ciaccio, A; Cozzolino, P; Fornari, C; Gemma, M; Scalone, L; Cesana, G; Fabris, L; Colledan, M; Fagiuoli, S; Ideo, G; Zavaglia, C; Perricone, G; Munari, L; Mantovani, L; Belli, L|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/liv.14285|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|