Health care expenditures attributable to smoking in military veterans.

@article{Barnett2015HealthCE,
  title={Health care expenditures attributable to smoking in military veterans.},
  author={Paul George Barnett and Kim W Hamlett-Berry and Hai-Yen Sung and Wendy B Max},
  journal={Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco},
  year={2015},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={
          586-91
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The health effects of cigarette smoking have been estimated to account for between 6%-8% of U.S. health care expenditures. We estimated Veterans Health Administration (VHA) health care costs attributable to cigarette smoking. METHODS VHA survey and administrative data provided the number of Veteran enrollees, current and former smoking prevalence, and the cost of 4 types of care for groups defined by age, gender, and region. Cost and smoking status could not be linked at the… CONTINUE READING
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