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Asthma Care for Children: Financing Issues

A CHCS Chartbook

Laura Summer, Georgetown University, Center on an Aging Society; Joelle Simpson, Center for Health Care Strategies
October 2001


Asthma Chartbook Asthma Chartbook (1381K)

The precipitous rise of asthma in the United States, particularly among children, has vast health, quality of life, and economic implications for patients. This Chartbook identifies the population of children with asthma and tracks asthma-related costs in private and publicly financed health care systems.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Data Notes
  3. Demographics: Who Has Asthma
  4. Expenditures: What is the Economic Impact of Asthma
  5. Payer Distribution: Who Pays for Asthma Care
  6. Conclusion

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