Economic burden of SARS-CoV-2 patients with multi-morbidity: A systematic review protocol

Azzeri, Amirah and Ramlee, Mohd and Noor, Mohd and Jaafar, Mohd and Rochmah, Thinni and Dahlui, Maznah (2022) Economic burden of SARS-CoV-2 patients with multi-morbidity: A systematic review protocol. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (20). ISSN 1660-4601, DOI

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Economic burden issues in SARS-CoV-2 patients with underlying co-morbidities are enormous resources for patient treatment and management. The uncertainty costs for clinical management render the healthcare system catatonic and incurs deficits in national annual budgets. This article focuses on systematic steps towards selecting and evaluating literature to uncover gaps and ways to help healthcare stakeholders optimize resources in treating and managing COVID-19 patients with multi-morbidity. A systematic review of all COVID-19 treatment procedures with co-morbidities or multi-morbidity for the period from 2019 to 2022 was conducted. The search includes studies describing treatment costs associated with multi- or co-morbidity cases for infected patients and, if concurrently reported, determining recurring expenses. Study selection will follow the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Galbraith plots and I-2 statistics will be deployed to assess heterogeneity and to identify potential sources. A backward elimination process will be applied in the regression modelling procedure. Based on the number of studies retrieved and their sample size, the subgroup analysis will be stratified on participant disease category, associated total costs, and degree of freedom in cost estimation. These studies were registered in the PROSPERO registry (ID: CRD42022323071).

Item Type: Article
Funders: Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia [FRGS/1/2021/SSO/USIM/02/5], FRGS USIM Vote [USIM/FRGS/FPSK/KPT/50621], Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) Research Grant Scheme [PPPI/FPSK/0121/USIM/16321]
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19; Economic burden; Comorbidity; Cardio; Cerebrovascular; Diabetes; Hypertension; Respiratory diseases
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2023 01:41
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2023 01:41

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