The Low Cost of Being Female with a Bleeding Disorder?
Female hemophilia A patients and carriers have more frequent bleeds than males, yet a smaller proportion receive factor to prevent or stop them, a U.S. study finds. The medical and pharmacy costs for women with hemophilia A or carriers were up to about 14 times lower than men, perhaps meaning they are undertreated. Study results were reported in “Real-world analysis of patients with hemophilia A and hemophilia A carriers in the United States: Demographics, clinical characteristics and costs,” in Haemophilia. Read here.
Source: LA Kelley Communications, Inc., Communiqué May Edition