Asthma and cost of illness Hastalik maliyeti ve astim.

BEYHUN N. E., Cilingiroglu N.

Tüberküloz ve toraks, vol.52, no.4, pp.386-392, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Name: Tüberküloz ve toraks
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.386-392
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


The basic aim of the activities concerning health is to implement the initiatives for people to attain the best health status and sustain it. That's why these initiatives have to be chosen from the ones that consume minimum resource and affect life quality and duration in most beneficial way. Asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic disorders. Asthma brings significant direct and indirect costs to societies. To decrease the burden of asthma, it is necessary to emphasize its effects related to morbidity, mortality and material losses. Therefore, countries should give priority to cost of illness studies.