The Ontario Asthma Regional Variation Study: emergency department visit rates and the relation to hospitalization rates.

@article{Lougheed2006TheOA,
  title={The Ontario Asthma Regional Variation Study: emergency department visit rates and the relation to hospitalization rates.},
  author={M. Diane Lougheed and Nancy J Garvey and Kenneth R Chapman and Lisa C. Cicutto and R. Phillips Dales and Andrew George Day and Wilma M. Hopman and Miu Lam and Malcolm R Sears and Kim A Szpiro and Teresa To and Nigel A M Paterson},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2006},
  volume={129 4},
  pages={909-17}
}
BACKGROUND Hospitalization rates for asthma vary more than threefold across regions of Ontario. It is not known whether this variation is primarily due to regional differences in the rate of emergency department (ED) visits or hospital admissions. OBJECTIVE To determine the variation in ED visit rates for asthma in Ontario, and the relation between ED visit rates and hospitalization rates. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS We studied patients with an ED disposition diagnosis of asthma in a… CONTINUE READING
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