Slide 3. Why an Asthma ROI Calculator?

The Asthma Care Return-on-Investment Calculator

Slide presentation describes the Asthma Care Return-on-Investment Calculator.
Text Description is below the image.
  • Purpose:
    • Help State policymakers and health plans estimate potential financial returns from asthma quality improvement programs
  • Why developed?
    • Most studies don't address financial impact � only clinical and use impacts
    • Clinical or use impacts must be converted to costs or savings
  • How are estimates generated?
    • Evidence from the literature (meta-analysis) combined with baseline utilization and costs
    • Enter your population and other optional estimates into calculator at AHRQ Web site

Image: The bottom of the slide contains a graphic of books (evidence) leading to money (savings).


Page last reviewed October 2010
Internet Citation: Slide 3. Why an Asthma ROI Calculator?: The Asthma Care Return-on-Investment Calculator. October 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.