Demographics and characteristics of wheezing/asthmatic children with repeat emergency department visits in O'ahu, Hawai'i.

Charles Demesa, C. K. Pang, Kristi M. Kiyabu, Franklin Y. Yamamoto, Ron R. Sanderson, Brenda M. Gartner, Sheila Beckham, Daisy A. Asuncion, Ashlee C. Nekoba, Jonathan Kitayama, Brandon Y. Teruya, Rodney B. Boychuk

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Abstract

A profile of Hawai'i's pediatric asthmatic patients who repeatedly visit the ED is lacking. This multi-centered prospective study found that repeat ED utilization occurs more frequently in a particular subset of patients. Characteristics of the asthmatic cohort can help health care providers, caregivers, children, and their families understand and better manage asthma as a chronic condition and improve quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-45
Number of pages6
JournalHawaii medical journal.
Volume65
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes

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    Demesa, C., Pang, C. K., Kiyabu, K. M., Yamamoto, F. Y., Sanderson, R. R., Gartner, B. M., Beckham, S., Asuncion, D. A., Nekoba, A. C., Kitayama, J., Teruya, B. Y., & Boychuk, R. B. (2006). Demographics and characteristics of wheezing/asthmatic children with repeat emergency department visits in O'ahu, Hawai'i. Hawaii medical journal., 65(2), 40-45.