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Table 2 Data collection in matched cohort-study a

From: Rationale and design of the costs, health status and outcomes in community-acquired pneumonia (CHO-CAP) study in elderly persons hospitalized with CAP

Cohort Diseased cohort (i.e. CAP patients)During home visit; Contact at baseline Non-diseased cohort (i.e. unaffected (no CAP) persons)During home visit; Contact at baseline Diseased/non-diseased cohortPer post; Contact at 1, 6 and 12 months
Data collected:    
Demographic data ➣ Current living situation ➣ Current living situation ➣ Current living situation
Quality-of-life data    
➣ 5-item EQ-5D instrument & VAS [22] ➣ As on day of interview As on day of interview As on day of interview
➣ Referring back to worst moment of CAP episode
➣ Referring back to time previous to CAP episode
➣ 36-item SF-36D instrument [24, 25] n.a.b ➣ 36-item SF-36D instrument [24, 25] ➣ 36-item SF-36D instrument[24, 25]
Co-morbidities    
➣ Stroke and/or cardio-vascular event ➣ Since participating in CAPiTA; ➣ Since participating in CAPiTA, ➣ Since last contact moment;
➣ 28-item standard list of major comorbid diseases developed by Statistics Netherlands ➣ 28-item standard list of major comorbid diseases ➣ 28-item standard list of major comorbid diseases n.a.b
Medical resources used:    
➣ Medication used ➣ Previous to hospital admission to treat CAP; n.a.b ➣ Since last contact moment;
➣ GP; emergency department and other medical specialist consultations (phone; office and home consultation(s)) ➣ Previous to hospital admission to treat CAP; n.a.b ➣ Since last contact moment;
➣ Outpatient visit(s) and treatment(s) n.a.b n.a.b ➣ Since last contact moment;
➣ Hospital admission(s) and treatment(s) n.a.b n.a.b ➣ Since last contact moment;
➣ Institutional care admission(s) others than hospital n.a.b n.a.b ➣ Since last contact moment;
Home care    
➣ Professional home care used ➣ Previous to hospital admission during the CAP episode? In month previous to interview ➣ Since last contact moment;
Productivity losses due to absence from patient/control from unpaid work (including replacement)
➣ Is unpaid work conducted on a regular base. ➣ Previous to CAP hospital admission n.a.b ➣ Since last contact moment;
➣ Absent from unpaid work: For how long. Who took the work over? ➣ Previous to hospital admission during the CAP episode? n.a.b ➣ Since last contact moment;
Productivity losses due to absence of caregiver(s) from (un)paid work
➣ Informal home care used: By who? And for how long? ➣ Previous to hospital admission during the CAP episode n.a.b Since last contact moment;
Travel costs:    
Method of transport and cost ➣ To hospital when admitted with CAP n.a.b n.a.b
  ➣ After discharge from hospital to home/nursing home n.a.b n.a.b
Other cost/out-of-pocket expenses (open question) n.a.b n.a.b ➣ Since last contact moment;
  1. Note:
  2. a) Questionnaires (in Dutch) are available on request from first author.
  3. b) n.a. = not applied.