What tools could be used to collect data for the outcome measures?
The objective for the sensitive outcome measures for pediatric asthma education program that will be implemented in the emergency department is to implement a study that will determine if an emergency department asthma based follow up clinic could improve outcomes with high morbidity pediatric population. The design of the study is a randomized clinical trial with 6 months follow up. The participants of the study will be a population sample of about 500 patients aged 12 months to 17 years, inclusive with prior physician diagnosed asthma and 1 or more than other unscheduled visits in previous 6 months and 1 or more hospitalization in prior 12 months. The primary outcome measure was unscheduled visits for acute asthma care. Secondary outcomes included compliance with medical plan and asthma quality of life. The study took a different approach by delivering a novel intervention in which the emergency department (ED) itself became the site of highly individualized, comprehensive follow up asthma care. The intervention is known as Improving Pediatric Asthma care that targeted users of urban pediatric ED. It consisted of single visit scheduled for 2 to 15 days after ED discharge to a specialized asthma clinic located in the emergency department. The Emergency Department clinic provided education and clinical care and focused on 3 distinct domains: asthma self-monitoring and management, ...
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