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Table 5 Comparison of MS charges for 2006 and 2011

From: Updated cost-of-care estimates for commercially insured patients with multiple sclerosis: retrospective observational analysis of medical and pharmacy claims data

Study year and cohort Service component
  Medical DMD Total
2006 (n = 15,399)    
Charges ($) 7,966 5,989 13,955
Adjusted charges ($)a 9,484 7,130 16,614
Percentage of total charges 57.1% 42.9%  
2011 (n = 15,902)    
Charges ($) 12,567 13,953 26,520
Percentage of total charges 47.4% 52.6%  
Percentage change from adjusted 2006 to 2011 32.5% 95.7% 59.6%
  1. aAdjusted for the medical component of the Consumer Price Index.
  2. DMD = disease-modifying drug; MS = multiple sclerosis.
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