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Economic Assessment of the Impacts of Cataracts
This report provides economic estimates of the damage to affected individuals and society for new cases of cataracts. Among other effects, ultraviolet radiation my contribute to the increased incidence of cataracts. The report focuses on the damage of actually incurring cataracts, as opposed to the value to individuals of preventing increased risks of incurring cataracts in the future. Two economic measures of cataracts are examined. The cost of illness measure covering medical and work loss impacts and the willingness to pay measure covering cost of illness impacts plus all other impacts to the affected individual. Cost of illness estimates were obtained from literature, health care providers and a survey of 66 cataract patients. A framework is developed to calculate the present value of potential future changes in the incidence of cataracts.
1. Benefits Analysis
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Stated Preference - Contingent Valuation
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided
1. Benefits Analysis - Valuation - Cost of Damages Avoided - MorbidityEnvironmental Media:
a. Air - StratosphericAuthors:
Rowe, Robert D.
Neithercut, Tina N.
Schulze, William D.EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
Carlin, AlanGeographic Area: Colorado, Denver, United StatesStudy Purpose: Empirical Application, Data Development
- Participating Organizations
Colorado, University of, and Energy and Resource Consultants Address:
City: Boulder State: CO ZIP: 80306
Environmental Protection Agency Address:
City: State: ZIP:
- Report Details
FinalDate: 03/01/1987Number of Pages: 132Grant/Contract #: CR813686
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