Step-Up Care Improves Impairment in Uncontrolled Asthma: An Administrative Data Study
Significant clinically meaningful improvements in asthma impairment are documented by administrative data for 1 year after initiation of step-up care in patients with uncontrolled asthma.
Persistent Asthma Defined Using HEDIS Versus Survey Criteria
HEDIS-defined persistent asthma is generally consistent with survey-defined persistent asthma over a 3-year period.
Relationship of Asthma Control to Asthma Exacerbations Using Surrogate Markers Within a Managed Care Database
Fewer short-acting agonist canisters dispensed (but not dispensing of any controller) and higher ratio of controller to total medication are associated with reduced asthma exacerbations.
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