Chronic cough could be a result of underlying diseases (e.g., asthma, GERD), a complication of drug therapy (e.g., ACE inhibitors), or have an idiopathic feature without a clear underlying cause. Treatment typically begins with drugs targeting the suspected underlying disease; if there is no improvement, different classes of drugs might then be tried to treat the cough and identify its etiology. Physicians also prescribe antitussive agents to manage the disturbing cough symptoms. The sequential and empirical approach in treating chronic cough makes the treatment landscape complex.
REAL WORLD DATA
Longitudinal patient-level claims data analysis
KEY DRUGS COVERED
Antitussive agents, PPIs, SABAs
KEY ANALYSIS PROVIDED
Brand / therapy usage across longitudinal patient sample
Newly diagnosed patient analysis
Treatment initiation and progression
Line of therapy analysis
Combination therapy analysis
Source of business for recently treated patients
Persistency and compliance analysis
Product-level patient flowcharts
Treatment Algorithms: Claims Data Analysis provides detailed, quantitative analysis of the treatment journey and brand usage across lines of therapy and overall using real-world, patient-level claims data so that marketers can accurately assess their source of business, benchmark usage against competitors, and quantify areas of opportunity for their marketed or emerging brand.