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Report estimates economic cost of food allergies
Report estimates economic cost of food allergies (September 17, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Chicago - A new report published in JAMA Pediatrics estimates the economic cost of childhood food allergies. Researchers studied over 1,600 individuals who were caregivers of a child with a food allergy. The most common allergies were peanut, milk and shellfish. Results showed that hospitalizations accounted for the largest direct medical cost, at $1.9 billion, while outpatient visits to allergists cost $819 million, emergency department visits cost $764 million and paediatrician visits costs $543 million. The cost of special diets and allergen-free foods were estimated to be $1.7 billion annually, while the annual cost of lost productivity for caregivers to bring their children to medical appointments was $773 million
 
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