SESSION TITLE: Impact of Pleural Disorders
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
PURPOSE: While malignant pleural effusions (MPE) are a common complication of advanced malignancy, little is known regarding the prevalence and overall burden of MPE on a population level.
METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project -Nationwide Inpatient Sample, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (HCUP-NIS 2012). The International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, and Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) was used to select patients with MPE. Cases were included if MPE was coded as a primary or secondary diagnosis or if an unspecified pleural effusion was coded in addition to a diagnosis of cancer. Descriptive analyses were used to determine the prevalence demographics, and clinical characteristics of patients with MPE, using a weighted analysis to produce national estimates of US hospitalizations. In addition, we analyzed the association between selected predictors and inpatient mortality using univariate and multivariate logistic regression models.