Disease management program for asthma: baseline assessment of resource use.

@article{Mackinnon1996DiseaseMP,
  title={Disease management program for asthma: baseline assessment of resource use.},
  author={Neil J Mackinnon and M S Flagstad and Charles R. Peterson and K Mesch-Beatty},
  journal={American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists},
  year={1996},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={535-41}
}
Resource use by asthma patients was assessed as a step in the development of a disease management program by a university teaching hospital, a health maintenance organization (HMO), and a national pharmacy benefit management company (PBM). Medication profiles and medical records were reviewed for all HMO patients who had a diagnosis of asthma and a pharmacy claim for an asthma-related drug in 1993; patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were excluded. These 656 patients' use of… CONTINUE READING