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    P1.15 - Treatment in the Real World - Support, Survivorship, Systems Research (Not CME Accredited Session) (ID 947)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Poster Viewing in the Exhibit Hall
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    • Coordinates: 9/24/2018, 16:45 - 18:00, Exhibit Hall
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      P1.15-14 - Pneumonia in Patients with Lung Cancer of South Korea: A Nationwide Population Based Study (ID 13597)

      16:45 - 18:00  |  Author(s): Jaesung Heo

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      We analyzed the prevalence of pneumonia in lung cancer survivors using claims data from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) in South Korea.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      We defined pneumonia among a nationwide cohort of 173,390 patients who were diagnosed with lung cancer and underwent surgery from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2014, based on HIRA claim data. Descriptive statistics were calculated to estimate the frequency of pneumonia using diagnostic code and utilization pattern at medical institutions.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      Thirty two thousand five hundred lung cancer survivors (19.8%) were diagnosed with pneumonia. The overall frequency of influenza increased from February (n=8089) and peaked in May (n=9,654). Over 59.06% (57,979) of claims for pneumonia treatment were in the clinic, whereas general hospitals accounted for 40.94% (40,184). Among 101,351 claims, admission rate increased as patients get older and the average length of hospitalization was 4.8 days. Elderly breast cancer survivors over 70 years old had the longest length of hospitalization at 6.2 days.

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      Lung cancer survivors are more susceptible to pneumonia than non-cancer survivors. It is important not only to raise the vaccination rate among young cancer survivors, but also to quickly identify symptoms and begin treatment for pneumonia in elderly cancer survivors.


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