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2005 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.

Table

1.100 Percent of people with persistent asthma who are prescribed medications acceptable as primary therapy for long-term control of asthma (inhaled corticosteroids), United States, 2001 and 2004.

Data Source

NCQA, HEDIS data.

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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Hospital admissions for pediatric asthma under age 18. Visit rates where antibiotics were prescribed for a diagnosis of common cold per 10,000 population.

 

 

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