Elizabeth M Klements

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OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of a quality improvement (QI) program in reducing asthma emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations, limitation of physical activity, patient missed school, and parent missed work. METHODS Urban, low-income patients with asthma from 4 zip codes were identified through logs(More)
Asthma is the most common chronic illness of childhood. Nurse practitioners, caring for patients in a primary care setting, will frequently encounter asthma. Peak flow monitoring of pulmonary function can greatly assist in diagnosis and treatment. A review of the literature on asthma management supports the many benefits of monitoring peak flow rates. Among(More)
Black and Hispanic children are hospitalized with complications of asthma at much higher rates than white children. The Boston Children's Hospital Community Asthma Initiative (CAI) provides asthma case management and home visits for children from low-income neighborhoods in Boston, Massachusetts, to address racial/ethnic health disparities in pediatric(More)
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