Asthma Patients Not Receiving Proper Medication

Published Online: Friday, October 1, 2004
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Results of a study of 12,636 asthma patients visiting emergency departments determined that many physicians are not properly prescribing asthma medication. Physicians are focusing more on rescue medications such as short-acting beta-agonists (SABA) rather than controller medications. Asthma guidelines recommend inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) therapy for asthma control? only 25% of asthma patients received ICS in the year before visiting the emergency department. More than 80% of these patients received rescue medications. A third received an oral corticosteroid (OCS) while more than 50% received a SABA, according to a recent issue of Chest. After the emergency department visit, 26% of asthma patients received ICS therapy, 38% received SABA, and 42% received OCS therapy.



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