Temporal trends in hospital-based episodes of asthma care in a health maintenance organization.
Studies reporting increased asthma hospitalizations and mortality in the United States and abroad have heightened concern about the changing epidemiology of asthma.
We studied 20-yr patterns of acute asthma care occurring at two large community hospitals among members of a large health maintenance organization.
The presentation focuses on the conceptualization and operationalization of an « episode » of asthma care, defined as a collection of encounters (emergency room visits, urgency care visits, and hospital admissions) that cluster in time, as well as on changes in episode rates over time.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Organisation santé, Epidémiologie, Homme, Asthme, Hospitalisation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Public health organization, Epidemiology, Human, Asthma, Hospitalization, United States, North America, America
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Cote : 93-0372017
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.