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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 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/08/1989
Collation 379p
Abstract 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.
Supplementary Notes Prepared in cooperation with RCG/Hagler, Bailly, Inc., Washington, DC. Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.
NTIS Title Notes Final rept..
Category Codes 44Q#; 92B
NTIS Prices PC A17/MF A01
Primary Description 400/02
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 910441463
Origin NTIS
Type CAT