Environmental Interventions Cost-Effective for Asthma


In comparing environmental intervention costs with those of health care utilization, costs are reduced further with environmental intervention.

Environmental interventions have been a major topic of discussion among allergists, as conflicting clinical trial results and recent trends toward positive efficacy have brought into question whether their use should be more widespread.

But one thing is clear—environmental interventions for the treatment of asthma are a cost-effective strategy to managing this chronic condition.

In a presentation at the 2018 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI)/World Allergy Organization (WAO) Joint Congress in Orlando, Florida, Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS, explored their affordability. She stressed that while inhaled corticosteroids work well, allergists should be thinking about utilizing conjunctive environmental interventions to reduce costs.

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