DRG Epidemiology’s coverage of myelodysplastic syndromes comprises epidemiological estimates of key patient populations in 45 countries worldwide. We report both the incidence and prevalence of myelodysplastic syndromes for each country, as well as annualized case counts projected to the national population.

In addition to forecasting incident and prevalent patient populations, we estimate the number of drug-treatment opportunities in specific lines of therapy.

DRG Epidemiology’s myelodysplastic syndromes forecast will answer the following questions:

  • In developing countries, what impact will economic growth and development have on the number of people diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndromes each year?
  • Of all people diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndromes, how many in each of the major mature pharmaceutical markets are drug-treated?
  • How will demographic trends, such as population aging and improving life expectancy, affect the epidemiology of myelodysplastic syndromes over the forecast period?

All forecast data are available on the DRG Insights Platform in tabular format, with options to download to MS Excel. All populations are accompanied by a comprehensive description of the methods and data sources used, with hyperlinks to external sources. A summary evidence table generated as part of our systematic review of the epidemiological literature is provided for full transparency into research and methods. In addition, we provide a graph depicting the patient flow between or within different disease states for the major mature pharmaceutical markets. These patient-flow diagrams are provided at the regional level but may be requested for any specific country or forecast year.

Note: Coverage may vary by country

Table of contents

  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes - Epidemiology - Epidemiology Dashboard
    • Introduction
      • Epidemiology Dashboard

Author(s): Ullas Ulahannan

Ullas Ulahannan, M.P.H., is an associate epidemiologist at DRG, part of Clarivate. Prior to joining DRG, he worked at Jhpiego (a John Hopkins University affiliate) as a senior program officer evaluating, implementing, and monitoring various health programs in collaboration with the state and central governments of India. He earned a B.S. in nursing from Rajiv Gandhi University and an M.P.H. from Manipal University.


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