Health-related quality of life and future health care utilization for asthma.

@article{Eisner2002HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life and future health care utilization for asthma.},
  author={Mark David Eisner and Lynn M. Ackerson and Felicia W. Chi and Amy E. Kalkbrenner and Deborah Buchner and G. Mendoza and Tracy Lieu},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  year={2002},
  volume={89 1},
  pages={46-55}
}
BACKGROUND Although health-related quality of life (HRQL) has been increasingly used as an outcome in asthma, its utility for identifying patients at risk for adverse asthma outcomes has not been established. OBJECTIVE In a prospective cohort study, to evaluate the longitudinal impact of HRQL on future health care utilization and cost among adults with asthma, accounting for known risk factors for utilization. METHODS A stratified random sample of 3,482 adult Northern CA Kaiser Permanente… CONTINUE READING

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