Figure 4.2. % of Adults With Asthma With Routine Checkups, Medications, Urgent Care Visits, and Emergency Room Visits, 2004: Maryland Compared to Benchmarks (Description)

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Four related graphs showing percent of adults in Maryland with asthma measured against national average and best in class benchmarks.

Graph 1. Routine checkups (2 or more per year) (Goal = 100%): Maryland compared to benchmarks.

  • National average: 30.2%
  • Best in class: 37.6%
  • Maryland: 28.6%

Graph 2. Medications (all severity levels reported) (Goal = 100%): Maryland compared to benchmarks.

  • National average: 69.9%
  • Best in class: 76.5%
  • Maryland: 57.7%

Graph 3. Urgent care visits (Goal = 0%): Maryland compared to benchmarks.

  • National average: 28.7%
  • Best in class: 19.9%
  • Maryland: 21.0%

Graph 4. Emergency room visits (Goal = 0%): Maryland compared to benchmarks.

  • National average: 17.4%
  • Best in class: 10.2%
  • Maryland: 14.3%

Source: Calculated from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 2004 data.

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Internet Citation: Figure 4.2. % of Adults With Asthma With Routine Checkups, Medications, Urgent Care Visits, and Emergency Room Visits, 2004: Maryland Compared to Benchmarks (Description): Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/asthmaqual/asthmacare/figure4-2txt.html