volume 146, issue 6, Pe20200213 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-0213
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Valerie S. Harder, Judith S. Shaw, Charles E. McCulloch, Lindsay Kill, Keith J. Robinson, Michelle T. Shepard, Michael D. Cabana, Naomi S. Bardach

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Quality improvement (QI) efforts can improve guideline-recommended asthma care processes in the pediatric office setting. We sought to assess whether practice participation in an asthma QI collaborative was associated with decreased asthma-related emergency department (ED) visits. METHODS: A statewide network of practices participated in a pediatric asthma QI collaborative from 2015 to 2016. We evaluated asthma-related ED visit rates per 100 child-years for children ages 3 to 21 years with asthma, …

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