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Main Title Heart Disease Patients' Averting Behavior, Costs of Illness, and Willingness to Pay to Avoid Angina Episodes.
Author Chestnut, L. G. ; Colome, S. D. ; Keller, L. R. ; Lambert, W. E. ; Ostro, B. ;
CORP Author California Univ., Irvine. Graduate School of Management. ;RCG/Hagler, Bailly, Inc., Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.
Publisher Oct 88
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/230/10-88/042;
Stock Number PB89-148266
Additional Subjects Avoidance responses ; Human behavior ; Angina pectoris ; Males ; Carbon monoxide ; Heart diseases ; Air pollution ; Economic impact ; Health care costs ; Primary prevention
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NTIS  PB89-148266 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Insufficient blood flow to the heart muscle will cause low-oxygen stress, which may be manifested as anginal pain. Oxygen delivery may be impaired by exposure to the air pollutant carbon monoxide causing episodes of angina. The report presents an economic model of behavior for an individual's health and response to environmental pollution. In a pilot test, data was collected from a sample of 50 men with heart disease. Cost of illness measures were computed to include lost work time and expenditures to avoid angina. Contingent valuation methods were used to elicit willingness to pay for avoiding additional angina. Results from the alternative approaches are compared, and recommendations are provided for a more representative study.