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Asthma Costs the U.S. Economy $81.9 Billion Annually

January 22, 2018

 

 

The American Thoracic Society recently published research on the financial burden of Asthma in the U.S. Here are some key findings from the report:

 

Asthma costs the U.S. economy $81.9 billion annually.
About 15.4 million people in the U.S. had treated asthma each year.
The annual per-person medical cost of asthma was $3,266.
The cost of asthma prescriptions is $1,830 per person per year.
Asthma-related mortality cost $29 billion per year, representing 3,168 deaths.
Missed work and school days combined cost $3 billion per year.

 

 

Source: American Thoracic Society, January 12, 2018

January 22, 2018 | Categories: Chronic conditions,Cost,drugs,healthcare | Tags: , , | Comments (0)

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