Reports & Statistic

Report on the Cost of Asthma 1992

This paper attempts to develop a comprehensive understanding of the total cost of asthma in Australia. Although asthma has in recent years been recognised as a common health problem, affecting between 8% and 9% of Australians or around 1.4 million people, there have been few attempts to gain a detailed knowledge of the economic impact of the disease. The quantifiable costs of asthma, namely the medical related and indirect costs of lost productivity, have been evaluated here in an effort to fill this void.

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