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Follow-up After Emergency Department Visits for Asthma

  • This process measure seeks to capture follow up after asthma-related emergency department (ED) visits for children with asthma after discharge from the ED, as recommended by the NHLBI 2007 guidelines. This measure assesses the percentage of asthma-related ED visits for children ages 3-21 with a follow-up visit with a primary care clinician or an asthma subspecialist within 14 days of discharge from the ED, within the reporting year, for patients who are enrolled in the health plan for two consecutive months following the ED visit. 

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Pediatric Asthma Emergency Department Use

  • This measure estimates the rate of emergency department visits for children ages 3 – 21 who are being managed for identifiable asthma, using specified definitions. The measure is reported in visits per 100 child-years.

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