The IBM MarketScan study evaluated rates of persistence in real-world adult DUPIXENT patients.12

From IBM MarketScan Commercial and Medicare supplemental databases, 1963 adults were identified who initiated DUPIXENT between March 28, 2017, and March 31, 2018, and followed until September 30, 2018, or disenrollment. Patients received a mean of 8.6 DUPIXENT dispensations from initiation to first discontinuation.12

Limitations of analysis:

Kaplan-Meier analysis was used to estimate persistence at 6 and 12 months, assuming a 14-day injection frequency. Limitations of this study may be the potential misclassification of patients in claims-based analyses that rely on International Classification of Disease (ICD) diagnostic codes for population identification. Study included only early initiators of DUPIXENT, which likely reflects more severe patients, potentially reducing generalizability since persistence may be different in a more diverse population of patients who initiate DUPIXENT. Duration of treatment and persistence was based on assumptions about whether and how patients take their treatment, and such assumptions may result in misclassification that could potentially over- or underestimate persistence.12

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