Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Reduce emergency department visits for children under 5 years with asthma

Baseline: 129.6 emergency department visits for asthma per 10,000 children under 5 years occurred in 2013-15

Target: 65.7 emergency department visits for asthma per 10,000 children

Target Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance

Summary

Asthma is the most common chronic lung disease in children. Children under 5 years are more likely than other age groups to go to the emergency department because of asthma. Reducing environmental triggers, teaching caregivers about asthma, and making sure children get the right medications can help reduce emergency department visits for asthma.