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Asthma Cost Savings in Project SPUR

Project SPUR Results

Peer-reviewed journal article on the results of asthma patients who participated in The Asheville Project - what we are calling Project SPUR

Summary: Patients with emergency department visits decreased from 9.9% to 1.3%, and hospitalizations decreased from 4.0% to 1.9%. Spending on asthma medications increased; however, asthma-related medical claims decreased ad total asthma-related costs were significantly lower than the projections based on the study population's historical trends. Direct cost savings averaged $725/patient/year, and indirect costs savings were estimated to be $1,230/patient/year. Indirect costs due to missed/nonproductive workdays decreased from 10.8 days/year to 2.6 days/year.

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