U.S. Patients Spending More on Respiratory Care

U.S. Patients Spending More on Respiratory Care

PUBLIC HEALTH

An analysis of U.S. healthcare spending on respiratory care shows a dramatic increase in recent years, with asthma and COPD among the top contributing factors.

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