Disease-modifying therapies and cost-of-illness progression among people newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis: a national register-based cohort study covering treatment initiation with interferons, glatiramer acetate or natalizumab

Conclusions Similar trends over time for healthcare costs and productivity losses were identified across the DMT subgroups. PwMS on NAT maintained their work capacity for a longer time compared with those on GA, potentially leading to lower disability pension costs over time. COI serves as an objective measure to explore the importance of DMTs in maintaining low levels of progression of MS over time.
Source: BMJ Open - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Open access, Health economics Source Type: research