The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology published a 2010 report titled "Asthma Management and the Allergist: Better Outcomes at Lower Cost." More than 80% of all resources spent on asthma treatment are used by 20% of patients whose asthma is not controlled. The outcomes when an allergist provides care results in:
76% fewer emergency care visits
77% fewer hospitalizations and reduced length of hospital stays
45% fewer sick office visits
77% fewer missed days from work or school
increased patient satisfaction and improved quality of life.
Let's all work on providing better care for patients with asthma!!