[The prevalence of asthma and the utilization of medical services among those insured by a health-services company in Puerto Rico, 1996-1997].

@article{PrezPerdomo1999ThePO,
  title={[The prevalence of asthma and the utilization of medical services among those insured by a health-services company in Puerto Rico, 1996-1997].},
  author={Rosa P{\'e}rez-Perdomo and Erick L. Su{\'a}rez-P{\'e}rez and Daniel T Torres and Carlos Morell},
  journal={Boletin de la Asociacion Medica de Puerto Rico},
  year={1999},
  volume={91 7-12},
  pages={91-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence and pattern of utilization of medical services in insured of SSS with a diagnosis of asthma during 1996 and 1997. METHODS The medical claims of SSS insured whose main diagnosis was asthma (ICD-9 9 493-493.9) were selected for analysis. The prevalence and medical service utilization (medical visits, emergency and hospital admissions) were estimated. Differences in health service utilization by age group were analyzed by the Poisson model. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING

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