Improving follow-up for children with asthma after an acute Emergency Department visit

  • Smith S
  • Jaffe D
  • Fisher E
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Abstract

To improve follow-up with primary care providers after acute Emergency Department (ED) asthma visits for children from low-income urban families. A prospective, randomized, controlled trial evaluated combined telephone asthma coaching and monetary incentive. The primary outcome was asthma-planning visits with primary care providers within 15 days of index ED visits. The subjects were urban parents whose children were treated for asthma in the ED and had Medicaid or no insurance. We enrolled 527 parents (264 control and 263 intervention). There was a significant difference (P

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Authors

  • Sharon R. Smith

  • David M. Jaffe

  • Edwin B. Fisher

  • Kathryn M. Trinkaus

  • Gabrielle Highstein

  • Robert C. Strunk

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