Association between adherence with fixed dose combination fluticasone propionate/salmeterol on asthma outcomes and costs*.

@article{Delea2008AssociationBA,
  title={Association between adherence with fixed dose combination fluticasone propionate/salmeterol on asthma outcomes and costs*.},
  author={Thomas E Delea and Richard Hiraiwa Stanford and May Hagiwara and David A. Stempel},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 12},
  pages={3435-42}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the association between adherence with fluticasone propionate/salmeterol combination (FSC) product in a single inhaler and asthma care utilization and costs in asthma patients in typical US clinical practice. METHODS Retrospective longitudinal analysis using linked medical and pharmacy claims from a managed care database representing >70 US health plans. Subjects included those with two prescriptions for FSC after January 1, 2000 (first prescription = 'index date') and… CONTINUE READING

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