Prevalence and healthcare costs of perianal fistulas in Crohn’s disease

BestPractice | Mar 2019 | ECCO 2019 |

In a Danish nationwide cohort of patients with CD, the prevalence of perianal fistulas decreased in the period from 2010 to 2016. The reason for this needs further elucidation. Only half of the incident cases received biologicals, yet biological treatment was the main expenditure for the entire study population. Healthcare costs for pCF decreased during the study period, but are still high compared with non-pCF IBD patients.