Adherence to Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

SSS research data analyst Jesse Wilkerson is among the authors of an article in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice that assesses clinician-reported adherence with the 2007 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma, which provide evidence-based recommendations to improve asthma care. Based on data from the 2012 National Asthma Survey of Physicians, agreement with and adherence to asthma guidelines was higher for specialists than for primary care clinicians, but was low in both groups for several key recommendations. Other authors of the article include researchers from UCONN Health, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Center for Health Statistics, Johns Hopkins University, Virginia Commonwealth University, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency. The group’s work was also featured in a poster presentation at the American Thoracic Society 2018 International Conference.

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