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Factors Associated With Prolonged Hospitalization of Children With Asthma

Factors Associated With Prolonged Hospitalization of Children With Asthma Abstract Please allow me to comment on the article concerning severity of asthma in the March issue of the Archives.1 There is a statement in the abstract, "Patients in the... groups had similar histories of home medication use," that does not ring true. The study's main point is that the long-stay patients received less medicine per hour during antecedent illness than the short-stay group. Also, the authors state that four patients had "psychosocial problems" in the long-stay contingent; it is unclear whether there was simply a logistical detainment after rapid response or the problems contributed to disease severity as a variable. I want to point out that this disease may serve to highlight a great threat from Managed Care. As we all know, the rate of deaths due to asthma has been rising. Many of these deaths are still mysterious; there is some correlation with inhaler use. I think that References 1. Morray B, Redding G. Factors associated with prolonged hospitalization of children with asthma . Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med . 1995;149:276-279.Crossref 2. Schuh S, Reide M, Canny G, et al. Nebulized albuterol in acute asthma . Pediatrics . 1990;86:509-513. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine American Medical Association

Factors Associated With Prolonged Hospitalization of Children With Asthma

Factors Associated With Prolonged Hospitalization of Children With Asthma

Abstract

Abstract Please allow me to comment on the article concerning severity of asthma in the March issue of the Archives.1 There is a statement in the abstract, "Patients in the... groups had similar histories of home medication use," that does not ring true. The study's main point is that the long-stay patients received less medicine per hour during antecedent illness than the short-stay group. Also, the authors state that four patients had "psychosocial problems" in the...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1995 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
1072-4710
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1995.02170250107023
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Abstract

Abstract Please allow me to comment on the article concerning severity of asthma in the March issue of the Archives.1 There is a statement in the abstract, "Patients in the... groups had similar histories of home medication use," that does not ring true. The study's main point is that the long-stay patients received less medicine per hour during antecedent illness than the short-stay group. Also, the authors state that four patients had "psychosocial problems" in the long-stay contingent; it is unclear whether there was simply a logistical detainment after rapid response or the problems contributed to disease severity as a variable. I want to point out that this disease may serve to highlight a great threat from Managed Care. As we all know, the rate of deaths due to asthma has been rising. Many of these deaths are still mysterious; there is some correlation with inhaler use. I think that References 1. Morray B, Redding G. Factors associated with prolonged hospitalization of children with asthma . Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med . 1995;149:276-279.Crossref 2. Schuh S, Reide M, Canny G, et al. Nebulized albuterol in acute asthma . Pediatrics . 1990;86:509-513.

Journal

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1995

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