Cost of Asthma on Society
From 2001 to 2011, the number of people with asthma grew by 28 percent. This constant rise in asthma means the cost of asthma has also grown. In 2002, the total cost of asthma in the United States was $53 billion. In 2007, the cost of asthma grew to $56 billion. This is an increase of 6 percent. The total cost of asthma includes both direct costs, like medicines and hospital stays, and indirect costs, like missed work days and productivity. These numbers show that the current cost of asthma on our society is important. We need to do something about this issue.
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