Economic Burden & Analysis

The burden of disease model is primarily a policy model that provides estimates of the current and future economic burden of COPD for a specific region or country. The model utilizes aggregate estimates from the prevalence survey and local cost and population estimates to provide a site-specific estimate of the current and future costs related to COPD. Disease progression estimates are derived from the Framingham Heart Study longitudinal cohorts. Model simulations and calculations are conducted on a standard spreadsheet platform with an interface that allows for changes in input parameters to change assumptions or conduct sensitivity analyses. To access the Economic Burden of Disease model click on the following link: