Current treatment status and medical cost for multiple sclerosis based on analysis of a Japanese claims database

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By Hiroyuki Ohta, Izumi Kawachi, Kazuyoshi Otake, Mieko Ogino, Shinzo Hiroi, Kosuke Iwasaki, Yujiro Otsuka | 04 April 2016

The number of multiple sclerosis (MS) cases in Japan has been steadily increasing in recent years. This study provides up-to-date information on the demographics, medical treatment and cost status of MS treatment in Japan in almost real-time by using a claims database. This article aims to assist policymakers as they reflect on treatment protocols and approaches for the efficient delivery of care for Japanese MS patients.

This article was originally published in Clinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology.

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