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Main Title Outpatient medical costs related to air pollution in the Portland, Oregon, area.
Author Jaksch, John A. ; Stoevener., Herbert H.
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Author Title of a Work
Stoevener, H. H.
Stoevener, Herbert H.
CORP Author Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Dept. of Agricultural Economics.;Washington Environmental Research Center, D.C.
Publisher {For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.},
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-600/5-74-017; EPA-68-01-0423; EPA-07AAC-02
Stock Number PB-237 846
OCLC Number 01150095
Subjects Air--Pollution--Economic aspects. ; Air--Pollution--Physiological effect. ; Air--Pollution--Oregon--Portland. ; Hospitals--Cost of operation. ; Hospitals--Rates. ; Hospitals--Outpatient services--Oregon--Portland. ; Ambulatory Care. ; Costs and Cost Analysis. ; Models, Theoretical. ; Ambulatory Care--Oregon. ; Costs and Cost Analysis--Oregon. ; Models, Theoretical--Oregon. ; Portland (Or.)--Hospitals--Outpatient services ; Hospital care--Costs ; Air Pollution--Portland, Or ; Ambulatory Care--Portland, Or ; Hospital Outpatient Clinics--Portland, Or
Additional Subjects Oregon ; Air pollution ; Medical services ; Costs ; Economic analysis ; Benefit cost analysis ; Models ; Health ; Respiratory diseases ; Demography ; Sociology ; Portland(Oregon) ; Medical economics ; Ambulatory health care ; Outpatient services ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Air pollution economics
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-5-74-017 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/21/2013
EJBD  EPA 600-5-74-017 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/05/2014
EKAM  600/5-74-017 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 06/24/1994
EKBD  EPA-600/5-74-017 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/19/2003
ELBD  EPA 600-5-74-017 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/07/2003
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NTIS  PB-237 846 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vi, 125 pages illustrations.
The 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 study period was 1969-1970, and centered in the Portland, Oregon area. Statistical models were formulated, explaining individual outpatient consumption of medical services. Measures of suspended particulate air pollution and meteorological conditions, as well as socioeconomic-demographic variables thought to influence the consumption of medical services, were included in the models as explanatory variables. The statistical results indicated that the procedures used in the study hold promise for quantifying the medical costs of 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.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA-600/5/74-017. Prepared for the Office of Research and Development, Washington Environmental Research Center, by the Dept. of Agricultural Economics, Oregon State University, Corvallis, under Contract No. 68-01-0423. Includes bibliographical references (pages 96-101).