Environmental Economics

Health Costs of Air Pollution Damages: A Study of Hospitalization Costs

This study attempted to determine whether persons exposed to air pollution incurred higher incidences of hospitalization or additional costs for treatment. The objectives were to develop an air quality data base and a hospitalization data base which could be merged with population data for analysis; and to estimate by appropriate methods the effects of exposure to pollutants on rates of hospitalization, length of stay in the hospital, and associated costs. Three classes of diseases were studied: respiratory diseases, heart diseases, and control diseases.

  • Keywords

    1. Benefits Analysis
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided
    1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - Morbidity
    Environmental Media:
    a. Air
    a. Air - Tropospheric
    Carpenter, Ben H.
    LeSourd, David A.
    Chromy, James R.
    Bach, Walter D.
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Gillette, Donald
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    Study Purpose:
    Data Development
    Inventory Record #: EE-0027
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    Research Organization:

    Research Triangle InstituteAddress: P.O. Box
    City: Research Triangle Park State: VA ZIP: 27711
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency,
    Office of Research and Development,
    Health Effects Research Laboratory
    City: Research Triangle Park State: NC ZIP: 27711
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    Date Linked: 08/25/2017
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