Direct cost saving potential in medication costs due to a reduction in outdoor air pollution for the Brussels Capital Region.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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INTRODUCTION: The adverse health effects of exposure to air pollution have been well-established and include mortality, hospital admissions, emergency department visits, etc, but also less severe outcomes such as medication use and purchase. The economic impact, an additional motivator for policy, has been studied primarily for the more severe outcomes.METHODS: Purchase data of reimbursed medications typically prescribed for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, were obtained through the mandatory Belgian health insurance system. A time series analyses approach was used to model…

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