A comprehensive educational program improves clinical outcome measures in inner-city patients with asthma.

@article{George1999ACE,
  title={A comprehensive educational program improves clinical outcome measures in inner-city patients with asthma.},
  author={Melvin R. George and Liza C O'Dowd and I{\~n}aki Martin and Kathleen O Lindell and Frank Whitney and Madeline Jones and T Ramondo and Luke Walsh and J W Grissinger and John Hansen-Flaschen and Reynold A Panettieri},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={159 15},
  pages={1710-6}
}
BACKGROUND Despite improved understanding of the pathophysiology of asthma, morbidity and mortality continue to rise, with disproportionate increases occurring among urban, indigent minorities. New approaches in the management of asthma are therefore necessary to reverse these dramatic and costly trends. OBJECTIVE To determine if patients who are admitted to the hospital with acute asthma and receive inpatient education will have improved outpatient follow-up and clinical outcome measures… CONTINUE READING
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