Asthma education decreases hospitalizations and emergency department visits in kids

Clinical Question

Do asthma education programs decrease health care use in children?

Bottom line

This systematic review includes a paucity of high-quality studies, but it appears that children’s and parents/guardians' participation in asthma education programs is associated with fewer hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and office visits. 2a-

Study design: Meta-analysis (other)

Funding: Self-funded or unfunded

Setting: Various (meta-analysis)


Henry C. Barry, MD, MS
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

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Pieter Richard Verbeek

Asthma education for pediatrics

Well at least there was no signal of harm in this review.


asthma education in pediatrics

decreases hospitalizations

Arup Kumar Dhara

Impact assessment

Very good