Economic burden of respiratory infections in an employed population.

@article{Birnbaum2002EconomicBO,
  title={Economic burden of respiratory infections in an employed population.},
  author={H. Birnbaum and M. Morley and P. Greenberg and G. Colice},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2002},
  volume={122 2},
  pages={
          603-11
        }
}
CONTEXT While respiratory infections are a leading cause of morbidity, there is little information on the costs of medically treating these conditions, or on their workplace impact. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to estimate the economic burden of respiratory infections from the perspective of an employer. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A total of 63,890 patients with at least one diagnosis for a respiratory infection in 1997 were identified in a claims database of a national… Expand
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