Asthma exacerbations in North American adults: Who are the "frequent fliers" in the emergency department? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Asthma
  • Emergency Service, Hospital

abstract

  • High NEDV is associated with characteristics that may help with identification of "frequent fliers" in the ED. A better understanding of these characteristics may advance ongoing efforts to decrease asthma health-care disparities, including differential access to primary asthma care. National guidelines recommend specific ED treatments then referral to a PCP. Although longitudinal care is surely important, attempts to reduce frequent ED asthma visits may be better directed toward more specific preventive and educational needs.

publication date

  • May 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.127.5.1579

PubMed ID

  • 15888831

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1579

end page

  • 86

volume

  • 127

number

  • 5