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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Percent of people with persistent asthma who are prescribed medications acceptable as primary therapy for long-term control of asthma (inhaled corticosteroids).

Measure Source

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Health Plan Employer Data Information Set (HEDIS) measure.

Tables

1.82 Percent of people with persistent asthma who are prescribed medications acceptable as primary therapy for long-term control of asthma, United States, 1999 - 2000.

Data Source

National Committee for Quality Assurance. HEDIS data from The State of Health Care Quality, 2002.

Denominator

Eligible members of NCQA accredited health plans with persistent asthma.

Numerator

Members with persistent asthma who are prescribed medications deemed acceptable by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute as primary therapy for long-term control of asthma.

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