Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Reduce emergency department visits for persons aged 5 years and over with asthma

Baseline: 54.9 emergency department visits for asthma per 10,000 persons aged 5 years and over occurred in 2013-15 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 44.0 emergency department visits for asthma per 10,000 persons

Target Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance

Summary

Millions of people in the United States have asthma, and many of them go to the emergency department because of an asthma attack. Teaching people with asthma and their caregivers how to manage asthma can help prevent asthma attacks. Making sure people with asthma get the right medications can also help reduce emergency department visits for asthma.