What's New | May 09, 2012
Pediatric Asthma Care
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.
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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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