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This report from UK think tank Demos looks at the economic cost of uncontrolled asthma.

This report aims to explore the economic impact on patients from being unable to control their asthma – in particular through lower earnings and more limited opportunities to work and study. The research found that people with uncontrolled asthma are on average financially worse off, earning around £3,000 less per year than the average adult. Beyond the personal impact, the report estimates that every year, the condition is linked to a massive £2bn loss to the UK economy due to lower pay.

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