Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Webinar on the Economic Impact and Post-Discharge Pathway

The Conference Board of Canada, September 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT
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Changing demographics will play a key role in the future burden of pneumonia, with annual costs increasing from $216 million in 2010 to $532 million in 2025. Pneumonia can also arise as a costly complication during hospital stay, with some patients experiencing longer length of stay and associated costs after developing pneumonia.

The Conference Board of Canada has completed a two-part research series on Pneumonia. Join the lead researcher, Alexandru Dobrescu as he walks through the research findings.

The first briefing in this research series estimated the prevalence and associated economic burden of community-acquired pneumonia among seniors aged 65 and over from 2010 to 2025. The second briefing in the research series examined the post-discharge pathway following a hospitalized episode of pneumonia and estimated the cost differential associated with hospitalization and readmission between pneumonia and non-pneumonia patients.

Webinar Highlights

  • Examine the economic burden of pneumonia in Canada under a status quo forecast;
  • Examine trends in the post-discharge pathway for pneumonia versus non-pneumonia patients;
  • Establish the relationship between pneumonia hospitalization and re-admission to hospital for either pneumonia, cardiovascular disease or non-pneumonia in terms of length of stay and associated costs.

About Alexandru

Photo of Alexandru DobrescuAlexandru Dobrescu is a Research Associate/Analyst for the Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC). He provides research support and quantitative analysis to CASHC projects. Before joining the Board, Alexandru worked with a health care start-up creating technology-based smoking cessation tools capable of compiling datasets on smoking behaviour. Alexandru obtained a M.A. in economics from McGill University, where his graduate research focussed on the relationship between the consumption of alcoholic beverages and fluctuations in economic cycles.

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