A Cost-Benefit Analysis of a State-Funded Healthy Homes Program for Residents With Asthma: Findings From the New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program
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New York State Healthy Neighborhoods Program
The costs associated with asthma are large, estimated at $56 billion annually in 2007, suggesting that savings from effective interventions can also be large if implemented broadly. Although costs associated with lost days of school and work and premature death contribute to these totals, health care costs are the primary contributing factor. Annually, direct medical costs for the 22 million US children and adults with asthma are $1004 and $2077, respectively, more than those for children and adults without asthma.