Sickle cell disease
Retrospective analysis of the burden of vaso- occlusive events experienced by sickle cell disease (SCD) patients in the integrated health and social care system in North West London
British Journal of Haematology
Vaso- occlusive crises (VOC) are a key clinical feature of sickle cell disease (SCD). These unpredictable, painful events are a frequent cause of hospitalisation. Using patient data from the longitudinally linked Discover dataset, covering a registered population of 3.4 million in North West London, this study aimed to quantify the frequency of VOCs. and resource utilisation consumed across all type of healthcare services.
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