[Projections of future resource use and the costs of asthma and COPD in the Netherlands].

  title={[Projections of future resource use and the costs of asthma and COPD in the Netherlands].},
  author={Martine Hoogendoorn and Talitha Feenstra and Maureen P. M. H. Rutten-van M{\"o}lken},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde},
  volume={150 22},
OBJECTIVE To determine the health-care utilisation and associated costs for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the Netherlands for the year 2000 and to estimate future costs by means of projections. DESIGN Descriptive and explorative. METHOD The costs were based on data regarding resource use in 2000 obtained from representative national registries and surveys. The costs were specified by gender and age category and for COPD also by severity. Three projections for… CONTINUE READING
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