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Total and State-Specific Medical and Absenteeism Costs of COPD Among Adults Aged ≥ 18 Years in the United States for 2010 and Projections Through 2020

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In this paper, researchers use Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, National Nursing Home Survey and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data sets to arrive at medical and absenteeism costs for adults with COPD; state-specific and national costs and projections are also included. In 2010, Wyoming incurred the highest overall financial COPD costs while California incurred the least. In 2010, more than 16 million work days were lost due to COPD.

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Citation: Ford ES, Murphy LB, Khavjou O, Giles WH, Holt JB, Croft JB. Total And State-Specific Medical And Absenteeism Costs Of COPD Among Adults Aged ≥ 18 Years In The United States For 2010 and Projections Through 2020. Chest. 2015; 147(1): 31-45. doi:10.1378/chest.14-0972.

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