The Hedley Environmental Index monitors and publishes in real-time the economic costs of Hong Kong's air pollution in terms of public health impacts and their monetary value. The public health impacts include premature deaths, hospital bed-days and doctor visits.
Loss of Tangible Cost (HKD)
Loss of tangible cost included direct health care costs (valued as bed days used, cost of visits plus travel costs) and value of lost productivity due to work absence caused by sickness or early death.
Loss of Healthy Life Value (HKD)
Loss of healthy life value is the loss of life value attributable to pain and suffering from diseases and death.
Hospital Bed Days