|Equation||(# participants with asthma) x (% individuals getting treatment solely because of the program) x (# QALY increase) x ($ QALY)|
|Explanation||This metric estimates the impact of asthma treatment on lifetime health, estimated in terms of quality-adjusted life years (QALY).
Number of participants: Adults and children reported separately by program.
Percentage of participants getting services solely because of the program:
QALY increase: [0.05]. This estimate is the QALY value for a year of comprehensive asthma intervention based on research findings from Muennig, Glied & Simon (2005) and Schermer et al. (2002).
$ value per QALY: [$50,000]
Benefits are then discounted to present value based on the average age of participation to life expectancy.
|References||Minnesota Department of Health (2017). Asthma program: Quick facts – asthma in Minnesota. Retrieved from http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/healthimprovement/content/documents-asthma/11.28.2017AsthmaFactSheet.pdf
Muennig, P., Glied, S. & Simon, J. (2005). Estimation of the health benefits produced by Robin Hood Foundation grant recipients. New York, NY: Robin Hood.
Schermer, T. R., Thoonen, B. P, van den Boom, G., Akkermans, R. P., Grol, R. P., Folgering, H. T., van Weel, C., & van Schayck, C. P. (2002). Randomized controlled economic evaluation of asthma self-management in primary health care. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 166(8), 1062-1072.