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Yawn BP, Wollan PC, Rank MA
Use of asthma APGAR tools in primary care practices: a cluster-randomized controlled trial.
The purpose of this study was to assess patient and practice outcomes after introducing the Asthma APGAR (Activities, Persistent, triGGers, Asthma medications, Response to therapy) tools into primary care practices. It concluded that introduction of the Asthma APGAR tools improves rates of asthma control; reduces asthma-related ED, urgent care, and hospital visits; and increases practices' adherence to asthma management guidelines.
Citation: Yawn BP, Wollan PC, Rank MA . Use of asthma APGAR tools in primary care practices: a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Ann Fam Med 2018 Mar;16(2):100-10. doi: 10.1370/afm.2179.
Keywords: Asthma, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Primary Care, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), Tools & Toolkits