Relationship Between Short-Acting β-Adrenergic Agonist Use and Healthcare Costs
Overuse of rescue medication among asthma patients is associated with increased exacerbations and higher total and asthma-related healthcare costs.
Ratio of Controller to Total Asthma Medications: Determinants of the Measure
The ratio of controller to total asthma medications can be calculated using 1 or 2 quarters of data; high versus low ratios differentiate patient characteristics.
Subacute Lack of Asthma Control as a Predictor of Subsequent Acute Asthma Exacerbation in a Managed Care Population
Subacute lack of asthma control (SALAC) predicts subsequent asthma exacerbation and may improve health plan members’ asthma control and healthcare utilization associated with asthma exacerbation.
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