AHRQ Innovations Exchange | National Academy and Affiliated State Chapters Support Pediatricians in Improving Asthma Care, Leading to Better Guideline Adherence and Disease Control, Fewer Acute Episodes
AHRQ’s Health Care Innovations Exchange Focuses on Pediatric Asthma Care
The May 9 issue of AHRQ’s Health Care Innovations Exchange features profiles of two programs that improved pediatric asthma care by increasing adherence to well-established care guidelines. One such profile describes a quality improvement project by the American Academy of Pediatrics that helped 49 pediatric practices in Alabama, Maine, Ohio, and Oregon better adhere to established asthma care guidelines. Support included upfront training on quality improvement concepts, followed by ongoing sharing of data and best practices and assistance with problem-solving. The program improved adherence to recommended care processes and led to better asthma control, as the percentage of patients at participating practices whose asthma was well-controlled (as defined by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) rose from 58 percent to 72 percent. Select to read more profiles of innovations related to pediatric asthma on the Health Care Innovations Exchange Web Site, which contains more than 700 searchable innovations and 1,500 QualityTools.
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