A comprehensive inner-city asthma program reduces hospital and emergency room utilization.

@article{Harish2001ACI,
  title={A comprehensive inner-city asthma program reduces hospital and emergency room utilization.},
  author={Ziv Harish and Audrey Bregante and Catherine Morgan and Cathy S.J. Fann and Catherine A. Callaghan and Michael A. Witt and Karen L. Levinson and W B Caspe},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  year={2001},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={
          185-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of a comprehensive asthma program on emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admission rates in an inner-city pediatric population. DESIGN A12-month prospective randomized trial. METHODS Three hundred asthma patients, ages 2 to 17 years, were recruited and randomized in an inner-city pediatric ED, to obtain asthma care in a specialty clinic or to continue receiving care by other health resources. The specialty clinic provided intensive medical and… CONTINUE READING
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