Title

Development of an asthma disease management program in a children's hospital.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2003

Abstract

The incidence, morbidity, and mortality of asthma have been increasing at an alarming rate, making asthma the most common chronic illness of childhood. An asthma disease management program was developed to improve the care and management of patients with asthma--a comprehensive health care delivery model that was designed to improve the management of patients with asthma was designed and implemented. The goal of the program was to provide high-quality interventions for those children diagnosed with asthma. The asthma disease management program at Children's Mercy Hospital improved the care received, decreased costs, and improved the quality of life for those children with asthma.

Journal Title

Current allergy and asthma reports

Volume

3

Issue

6

First Page

491

Last Page

500

MeSH Keywords

Asthma; Child; Databases, Factual; Disease Management; Guideline Adherence; Health Resources; Hospital Costs; Hospitals, Pediatric; Humans; Missouri; Patient Education as Topic; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Program Development; Quality Assurance, Health Care; Quality of Life

Keywords

Children's Hospitals; Disease Management Programs; Asthma Management

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