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Direct Economic Cost of Acute Asthma in Emergency Department



Indian J Pediatr (August 2013) 80(8):708­709 DOI 10.1007/s12098-012-0912-8 SCIENTIFIC LETTER TO THE EDITOR Raheleh Dashti & Mostafa Sedighy & Zahra Pourpak & Mohammad Sadegh Ahmadiani & Mohammad Reza Fazlollahi & Behrooz Bavarian & Mostafa Moin Received: 18 July 2011 / Accepted: 16 October 2012 / Published online: 24 November 2012 # Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2012 To the Editor: Asthma is one of the most important current respiratory diseases [1]. A world wide increase in the prevalence of asthma has been reported recently [2]. It is one of the most costly chronic diseases and contributes to a significant factor of health care services utilization, particularly emergency departments [3]. The knowledge of the cost of asthma is valuable in documenting the burden of the disease and in developing strategies for the management and health economics in future in each country [4]. Our study is the first pilot study of emergency visit during 1 y in Iran. This cross-sectional study, was performed at emergency department of a referral center in an educational hospital of Tehran (Children Hospital Medical Center of Tehran University of Medical Sciences) and assessed asthmatic children's files who were admitted from 21 March 2008 till 21



Indian Journal of PediatricsSpringer Journals

Published: Aug 1, 2013

DOI: 10.1007/s12098-012-0912-8

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