Costs associated with workdays lost and utilization of health care resources because of asthma in daily clinical practice in Spain.

@article{Ojeda2013CostsAW,
  title={Costs associated with workdays lost and utilization of health care resources because of asthma in daily clinical practice in Spain.},
  author={Pedro Ojeda and Ver{\'o}nica Sanz de Burgoa},
  journal={Journal of investigational allergology & clinical immunology},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={234-41}
}
BACKGROUND Asthma is associated with high indirect costs due to lower work productivity and higher absenteeism and presenteeism. OBJECTIVES To study loss of productivity measured using the lost workday equivalent (LWDE) index and health care utilization in asthmatics depending on age, geographical location, time period, severity, and level of asthma control. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this cross-sectional, observational, epidemiological multicenter study, 120 allergists nationwide were asked… CONTINUE READING