Status: Baseline only
Reduce emergency department visits for children under 5 years with asthma
Data Sources: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), CDC/NCHS; Population Estimates, Census
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.
Topics: Respiratory Disease, Children, Hospital and Emergency Services, Neighborhood and Built Environment
Workgroup: Respiratory Diseases Workgroup
1. Target has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.
2. Baseline has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.