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={Glenn Flores and Christina Snowden-Bridon and Sylvia Torres and Ruth Perez and Tim Walter and Jane Brotanek and Hua Lin and Sandra C. Tomany-Korman},
  journal={Journal of Asthma},
  year={2009},
  volume={46},
  pages={392 - 398}
}
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… 
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