Hospital-based inter-professional strategy to reduce in-patient admissions and emergency department visits for pediatric asthma.

@article{Fleming2011HospitalbasedIS,
  title={Hospital-based inter-professional strategy to reduce in-patient admissions and emergency department visits for pediatric asthma.},
  author={Karen Fleming and Brian A Kuzik and Chee Keong Chen},
  journal={Healthcare quarterly},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 Spec No 3},
  pages={47-51}
}
Pediatric asthma is a common reason for emergency department (ED) visits and in-patient hospital admissions. Evidence demonstrates that asthma management initiated in the ED has limited benefit unless followed by ongoing coordinated inter-professional care (IPC). The Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) of Barrie, Ontario, has developed a best practice model of care for pediatric asthma. Primary care providers and ED physicians are actively encouraged to refer children with any recurrent respiratory… CONTINUE READING

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