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Chronic Care for Low-Income Children with Asthma

Table 1. Asthma Processes of Care Moderately to Strongly Correlated Within the Managed Care Organization and Their Frequency of Use in Medicaid Managed Care Practice Sites

Care ProcessPercent Usually or Always Using Process
Delivery System Design
Ensure primary care followup after urgent care visit90
Use asthma nurses or other case managers42
Information Systems
Give feedback reports to providers to improve asthma care30
Provide registries to clinicians14
Use registries to prompt clinicians regarding guidelines21

Source: Lozano P, Grothaus LC, Finkelstein JA, et al. Variability in asthma care and services for low-income populations among practice sites in managed Medicaid systems. Health Serv Res 2003; 38 (6 Pt I):1563-78.

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Current as of June 2005
Internet Citation: Chronic Care for Low-Income Children with Asthma: Table 1. Asthma Processes of Care Moderately to Strongly Correlated Within the Managed Care Organization and Their Frequency of Use in Medicaid Managed Care Practice Sites. June 2005. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/children/chastria/chasthtab1.html