A national study of medical care expenditures for respiratory conditions.

  title={A national study of medical care expenditures for respiratory conditions.},
  author={Edward H. Yelin and Laura Trupin and Miriam Cisternas and Mark David Eisner and Patricia P. Katz and Paul David Blanc},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={19 3},
This study was undertaken to estimate the magnitude of medical care expenditures among persons with respiratory conditions in the USA in 1996, and the increment in expenditures attributable to these conditions. The study data were derived from the 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, a national sample of 21,571 persons. Of the 21,571, 1,027 reported one or more respiratory condition. After weighting, the individuals may represent about 12.1 million persons in the USA. All medical care… CONTINUE READING

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