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Asthma costs and social impact

Overview of attention for article published in Asthma Research and Practice, January 2017
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)

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Title
Asthma costs and social impact
Published in
Asthma Research and Practice, January 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40733-016-0029-3
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Authors

Carlos Nunes, Ana Margarida Pereira, Mário Morais-Almeida

Abstract

In recent decades, both asthma prevalence and incidence have been increasing worldwide, not only due to the genetic background, but mainly because of the effect of a wide number of environmental and lifestyle risk factors. In many countries noncommunicable diseases, like asthma, are not yet considered a healthcare priority. This review will analyze and discuss disparities in asthma management in several countries and regions, such as access to healthcare human resources and medications, due to limited financial capacity to develop strategies to control and prevent this chronic disease. This review tries to explore the social and economic burden of asthma impact on society. Although asthma is generally accepted as a costly illness, the total costs to society (direct, indirect and intangible asthma costs) are difficult to estimate, mainly due to different disease definitions and characterizations but also to the use of different methodologies to assess the asthma socio-economic impact in different societies. The asthma costs are very variables from country to country, however we can estimate that a mean cost per patient per year, including all asthmatics (intermittent, mild, moderate and severe asthma) in Europe is $USD 1,900, which seems lower than USA, estimated mean $USD 3,100.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Unknown 637 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 99 16%
Student > Bachelor 98 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 74 12%
Researcher 64 10%
Other 43 7%
Other 114 18%
Unknown 146 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 144 23%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 49 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 46 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 44 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 31 5%
Other 156 24%
Unknown 168 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 31. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 July 2021.
All research outputs
#872,828
of 19,225,771 outputs
Outputs from Asthma Research and Practice
#3
of 72 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23,784
of 376,450 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Asthma Research and Practice
#1
of 1 outputs
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