Urban Minority Children with Asthma: Substantial Morbidity, Compromised Quality and Access to Specialists, and the Importance of Poverty and Specialty Care

@article{Flores2009UrbanMC,
  title={Urban Minority Children with Asthma: Substantial Morbidity, Compromised Quality and Access to Specialists, and the Importance of Poverty and Specialty Care},
  author={G. Flores and C. Snowden-Bridon and Sylvia Torres and R. P{\'e}rez and T. Walter and J. Brotanek and Hua Lin and S. Tomany-Korman},
  journal={Journal of Asthma},
  year={2009},
  volume={46},
  pages={392 - 398}
}
  • G. Flores, C. Snowden-Bridon, +5 authors S. Tomany-Korman
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Asthma
  • Background. Asthma disproportionately affects minorities, but not enough is known about morbidity and specialist access in asthmatic minority children. Objective. To examine asthma morbidity and access to specialty care in urban minority children. Methods. A consecutive series was recruited in 2004–2007 of urban minority children 2 to 18 years old seen for asthma in four emergency departments (EDs) or admitted to a children's hospital. Outcomes assessed included asthma symptom and attack… CONTINUE READING
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