TABLE 4

Summary of 8 Quality Indicators and Their Association With Asthma Severity

Quality IndicatorTotal (N = 197), % (n)Asthma SeverityP
MI (n = 91), % (n)MildP (n = 40), % (n)ModP (n = 29), % (n)SevP (n = 37), % (n)
1. ≥2 regular checkups last year47.7 (94)39.6 (36)50.0 (20)62.1 (18)54.1 (20).14
2. Asthma specialista39.4 (26)NANA31.0 (9)46.0 (17).22
3. Access to spacer59.9 (118)56.0 (51)70.0 (28)55.2 (16)62.2 (23).46
4. Access to PFMb61.1 (69)55.3 (26)58.3 (14)65.0 (13)72.7 (16).55
5. Written AMP43.1 (85)41.7 (38)42.5 (17)41.4 (12)48.6 (18).86
6. Undertreatmentc36.5 (38)NA51.3 (20)35.7 (10)21.6 (8).03
7. Asthma education71.1 (140)72.5 (66)75.0 (30)65.5 (19)64.9 (24).69
8. RACP visit post EDd20.1 (37)23.0 (20)19.4 (7)7.8 (2)22.9 (8).38
  • MI indicates mild intermittent; MildP, mild persistent; ModP, moderate persistent; SevP, severe persistent; NA, not applicable; AMP, asthma-management plan; RACP, regular asthma care provider.

  • a Proportion of subjects with at least moderate persistent asthma who had at least 1 visit to an asthma specialist in the last year (n = 66).

  • b Among subjects ≥7 years of age (n = 113).

  • c Undertreatment was defined as no current ICS use among children with moderate persistent or severe persistent asthma or no current long-term controller-medication use among children with mild persistent asthma. Information is missing on medications for 2 subjects (1 mild persistent, 1 moderate persistent) (n = 104).

  • d Proportion of subjects who completed the 2-week follow-up call (n = 184) who had a visit with their regular asthma care provider within 7 days of the ED visit.