TABLE 2

Phase I and II Cohort Descriptions at the Time of ED Encounter

MeasurePhase I, n (%)Phase II, n (%)
Total encounters706353
Chronic severity classification
    Mild intermittent318 (45)167 (47.3)
    Mild persistent100 (14.2)48 (13.6)
    Moderate persistent127 (18)59 (16.7)
    Severe persistent161 (22.8)79 (22.4)
Written asthma action plan
    Yes68 (9.6)48 (13.6)
    No638 (90.4)305 (86.4)
Controller medication use (for persistent asthma)
    None278 (71.6)118 (63.4)
    As needed (only when sick)46 (11.8)34 (18.2)
    Daily (always, even when well)64 (16.4)34 (18.2)