Environmental Economics

Outpatient Medical Costs Related to Air Pollution in the Portland, Oregon Area

This study has attempted to quantify in monetary terms the effects of air pollution on the consumption of outpatient medical services. The hypotheses were that air pollution can aggravate a state of health resulting in increased consumption of outpatient medical services and in the number of contacts with the medical system for certain respiratory, cardiovascular, and other diseases aggravated by air pollution. The results did show air pollution to have an effect on the consumption of outpatient medical services used to treat certain respiratory diseases.

  • Keywords

    Subject:
    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Quantification without Monetization
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - Morbidity
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Authors:
    Jaksch, John A.
    Stoevener, Herbert H.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Geographic Area:
    Oregon, Portland
    Study Purpose:
    Empirical Application, Data Development
    Report Series:
    Medical Costs Related to Air Pollution in the Portland Area
    Inventory Record #: EE-0170
    List of all reports in the Series:
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    Oregon State University, Department of Agricultural EconomicsAddress:
    City: Corvallis State: OR ZIP:
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Washington Environmental Research CenterAddress:
    City: Washington State: DC ZIP: 20460
    Phone: Fax:
    E-mail:
  • Report Details
    Type:
    Final
    Date:
    07/01/1974
    Number of Pages:
    134
    Comment:
    EPA #:
    NTIS #:
    Grant/Contract #:
    EPA 600/5-74-017
    PB-237846
    68-01-0423
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