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Title:
   Trends in the Pharmaceutical Treatment of Children's Asthma, 1997-1998 to 2007-2008
Product type:
   Research Findings 31
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   September 21, 2011
Description:
   Among children with reported treatment for asthma, trends are examined in the use and expenditures of three major types of medications: controllers, relievers, and oral corticosteroids. Expenditures for controllers accounted for about 90 percent of increased spending. Differences in controller use persisted in 2007-2008, as minority, publicly insured and poor and low income children were less likely than others to use these medications and were more likely to use relievers only.
Author(s):
   G. Edward Miller, PhD and Eric M. Sarpong, PhD
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/rf31/rf31.pdf (542 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/rf31/rf31.shtml
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