PURPOSE OF THE STUDY.
Oral corticosteroids are used for the treatment of moderate to severe exacerbations of asthma, but there is concern about overuse in pediatric populations. This study evaluated prescriptions of oral corticosteroids for children with asthma.
Children with asthma ages 1 to 18 years with a diagnosis of asthma enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Program.
Claims data from 2011–2015 from the Texas Childrens’ Health Plan were examined. …