Persistence, adherence, and effectiveness of combination therapy among adult patients with asthma.

@article{Marceau2006PersistenceAA,
  title={Persistence, adherence, and effectiveness of combination therapy among adult patients with asthma.},
  author={Claudine Marceau and Catherine Lemiere and Djamal Berbiche and Sylvie Perreault and Lucie Blais},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2006},
  volume={118 3},
  pages={574-81}
}
BACKGROUND Limited evidence exists on adherence and effectiveness of combination therapy (inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta(2)-agonists in the same inhaler) in asthma. OBJECTIVE To compare persistence, adherence, and effectiveness between patients with asthma 16 to 44 years old starting combination or concurrent therapies (inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta(2)-agonists in 2 different inhalers). METHODS This retrospective 1-to-1 matched cohort included newly treated… CONTINUE READING

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