The controller-to-total asthma medication ratio is associated with patient-centered as well as utilization outcomes.

@article{Schatz2006TheCA,
  title={The controller-to-total asthma medication ratio is associated with patient-centered as well as utilization outcomes.},
  author={Michael X Schatz and Robert S. Zeiger and William M. Vollmer and David Mosen and G. Mendoza and Andrea J. Apter and Thomas B Stibolt and Albin B Leong and Michael S. Johnson and E. Francis Cook},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2006},
  volume={130 1},
  pages={43-50}
}
BACKGROUND The ratio of controller medication to total asthma medications has been related to asthma utilization outcomes, but its relationship to patient-centered outcomes has not been explored. METHODS Surveys that included validated asthma quality-of-life, control, and symptom severity tools were completed by a random sample of 2,250 health maintenance organization members aged 18 to 56 years who had persistent asthma. Linked computerized pharmacy data provided dispensing information on… CONTINUE READING

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