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Heart Disease Patients' Averting Behavior, Costs of Illness, and Willingness to Pay to Avoid Angina Episodes - Final Report (1988)

Paper Number: EE-0010

EPA Report Number:  EPA-230-10-88-042

Document Date: 11/01/1988

Author(s):  Chestnut, Lauraine G.; Colome, Steven D.; Keller, L. Robin; Lambert, William E.; Ostro, Bart; Rowe, Robert D.; Wojciechowski, Sandra L

Subject Area(s): Economic Analysis,  Human Health Benefits, Revealed Preference Methods, Cost of Damages Avoided

Keywords: Economic Analysis,  Human Health Benefits, Revealed Preference Methods, Cost of Damages Avoided

Abstract: 

This report presents an economic model of behavior which describes an individual's health and response to environmental pollution. Chapter 2 contains a review of previous work on the adverse health effects of CO on ischemic hear disease patients and the methods used in the UC Irvine community exposure study. Chapter 3 describes the survey methods used to elicit economic information from the 50 subjects in the study. Chapter 4 contains the survey results and the analysis of the personal CO exposure data.

The report contains chapters with the following titles:

  • Introductory Material
  • Executive Summary
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction and Summary
  • Chapter 2 - Measuring and Valuing Health Effects of Carbon Monoxide
  • Chapter 3 - Methods.
  • Chapter 4 - Results and Discussion.
  • References.

A copy of this paper is available at the EPA's National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP).

This paper is part of the  Environmental Economics Research Inventory.