Aquarius Population Health

Understanding Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis patient care delivery and costs

We explored patient pathways for the diagnosis, management and monitoring of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) across England, based on NICE pathways, and interviews with healthcare staff from 14 hospital trusts. Data were used in our in-house tool to estimate the cost of pathways, compared to tariff reimbursement. We found large variation across England in how services for IPF patients are delivered, variation compared to the NICE pathway, and costs >40% more than what is currently reimbursed.

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