A comprehensive study of the direct and indirect costs of adult asthma.

@article{Cisternas2003ACS,
  title={A comprehensive study of the direct and indirect costs of adult asthma.},
  author={Miriam G. Cisternas and Paul David Blanc and Irene H. Yen and Patricia P. Katz and Gillian E Earnest and Mark David Eisner and Stephen C. Shiboski and Edward H. Yelin},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2003},
  volume={111 6},
  pages={1212-8}
}
BACKGROUND Asthma is a common and costly health condition, but most estimates of its economic effect have relied on secondary sources with limited condition-specific detail. OBJECTIVE We sought to estimate the magnitude of direct and indirect costs of adult asthma from the perspective of society. METHODS We used cross-sectional survey data from an ongoing community-based panel study of 401 adults with asthma originally derived from random samples of northern California pulmonologists… CONTINUE READING
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