Assessing the Costs of Neuropsychiatric Disease in the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) Cohort using Multistate Modelling

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2023 doi: 10.1002/acr.25090. Epub ahead of print

First study to assess the long-term economic burden of neurologic and/or psychiatric (NP) lupus in an international, multi-ethnic inception cohort, concludes that patients with new/ongoing SLE or non-SLE NP events incurred higher direct and indirect costs.

Little is known about the economic impact of NP events in SLE, and the long-term economic burden has never been assessed in an international, multi-ethnic cohort. To help address this, Clarke, et al. aimed to estimate direct and indirect costs associated with NP events in the SLICC Inception Cohort.