A cost of illness study of allergic rhinitis in the United States.

@article{Malone1997ACO,
  title={A cost of illness study of allergic rhinitis in the United States.},
  author={Daniel C. Malone and Kenneth A. Lawson and Davey M. Smith and Henry Michael Arrighi and Carmelina Battista},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={1997},
  volume={99 1 Pt 1},
  pages={22-7}
}
BACKGROUND Allergic rhinitis is a common condition, but the burden of this condition on the national economy is not well understood. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to estimate the national direct and indirect costs of allergic rhinitis. METHODS Data from the National Medical Expenditure Survey were used to provide estimates of resource utilization, medical expenditures, and lost productivity. With the complex survey design, variance estimates were used to construct confidence… CONTINUE READING

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