Asthma guideline use by pediatricians in private practices and asthma morbidity.

  title={Asthma guideline use by pediatricians in private practices and asthma morbidity.},
  author={Michelle M. Cloutier and Dorothy B. Wakefield and Pamela Sangeloty-Higgins and Steven Delaronde and Charles B. Hall},
  volume={118 5},
OBJECTIVE We sought to examine whether pediatric clinicians in private, non-health maintenance organization practices could implement the national asthma guidelines and whether, when implemented, these guidelines would decrease medical services utilization and improve asthma care for children. METHODS A trial of a disease management program (Easy Breathing II) involving 20 private pediatric practices in the greater Hartford, Connecticut area was conducted between January 1, 2001, and December… CONTINUE READING

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