Comparison of Canadian versus American emergency department visits for acute asthma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Asthma
  • Emergency Service, Hospital

abstract

  • Canadian patients with acute asthma have fewer barriers to primary care and are more likely to be on preventive medications, both before the ED visit and following discharge. Admissions rates are higher in the United States; however, relapse after discharge is similar between countries. These findings highlight the influences of preventive practices and heath care systems on ED visits for asthma.

publication date

  • September 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2676405

PubMed ID

  • 17885692

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 331

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 14

number

  • 6