Increased hospitalizations among sarcoidosis patients from 1998 to 2008: a population-based cohort study
BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 06/08/2012Gerke AK et al.
Hospitalizations among sarcoidosis patients have almost doubled during the past decade, with disproportionate rate increases in African Americans, women, and older patients. The rate also increases among patients with insurance other than Medicaid. This study indicates the need for heightened surveillance of sarcoidosis patients given the unknown consequences of evolving treatment approaches. The results point to a need for research investigating risk factors for hospitalization, including medications, co–morbidities, demographics, and socioeconomic status.
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