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Asthma/Pulmonary Health

One out of ten children has asthma and asthma is the third leading cause of hospitalization among children. Asthma is also one of the most common causes of school absenteeism and the annual cost of asthma treatment in the US more than doubled over the last two decades.

The ACCORDS Child Program's research in asthma has focused primarily in two directions, examinations of waiting times and processes of care for asthmatics in the emergency room (led by Dr. Sills) and quality improvement and practice redesign efforts in ambulatory settings (spearheaded by Drs. Bunik and Federico).  Research in the ambulatory settings has included evaluations of programs to identify parents who smoke and increase the number who quit and interventions to increase the identification of persistent asthmatics and optimize their subsequent treatment and outcomes using information technology aids.

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