Slide 17. Caveats

The Asthma Care Return-on-Investment Calculator

Slide presentation describes the Asthma Care Return-on-Investment Calculator.

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  • Limited evidence for some components:
    • Few studies (7) reported program cost � wide range:
      • Average = $395 dollars per patient per year
      • Min. = $81 automated general educational mailing
      • Max. = $989 program for highest cost patients
    • Few studies (10) reported asthma medication costs:
      • Studies without a control group reported larger increases in medication costs
      • Baseline asthma medication costs varied
  • AHRQ does not plan updates at this time


Page last reviewed October 2010
Internet Citation: Slide 17. Caveats: The Asthma Care Return-on-Investment Calculator. October 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.