Pediatric Asthma Care

Pediatric Asthma Care Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pediatric asthma affects nearly 6 million children in the United States, reducing quality of life and often leading to costly emergency department visits and inpatient admissions. Low-income, urban children experience higher asthma-related morbidity due to environmental factors and poor access to appropriate care. Managing pediatric asthma according to existing guidelines can help minimize the potential for negative outcomes.

The featured Innovations describe one program that provided services to urban preschool children in an effort to improve asthma-related outcomes, and two programs that improved pediatric asthma care by increasing adherence to well-established care guidelines.

The featured QualityTools provide parents and health care practitioners with resources to help manage pediatric asthma and improve quality of life.

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