Less than 6% of patients who present to the emergency room with an exacerbation of asthma receive guideline-directed medical therapy, according to research presented at the Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The data reflect patients between the ages of 22 and 75 who were admitted to the ED of an urban tertiary cancer center between May 1, 2013 and May 1, 2015. The research team used the 2007 National Heart Lung Blood Institute Expert Panel Review 3 guidelines as the basis of what constitutes appropriate care. JUCM has published numerous articles on patients presenting to urgent care with exacerbation of asthma. You can find descriptions and links to each of them here.
Most Asthma Patients Don’t Receive Guideline-Directed Therapy in the ED; Can You Do Better?