Flu's Annual Impact
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The influenza virus causes respiratory illness in both children and adults. Severe cases may result in hospitalizations and even death, but even mild cases often require treatment. Recent data from AHRQ illustrate some of flu's burdens.
Hospital Stays and Emergency Department Visits for Flu, 2015-16
Average Annual Flu-Related Expenses, 2016-17
Source: Health Care Use and Expenditures for Influenza, 2016-17. Statistical Brief #526. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. October 2019. meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st526/stat526.pdf.
|Internet Citation: Flu's Annual Impact. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). May 2020. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/infographics/flus-annual-impact.jsp.|
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