Improving Asthma Controller Adherence

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An intervention using reminders in electronic health records that alert parents when inhaled corticosteroid refills are due or overdue via automatically tailored, speech recognition phone calls appears to significantly increase asthma controller adherence among children aged 3 to 12. In a study, researchers found that patients assigned to the intervention had an adherence rate of 44.5%, compared with a rate of 35.5% for those who received usual care.

Source: JAMA Pediatrics, April 2015.

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