Published in Health Business Week, January 19th, 2007
The new report, entitled "Treatment Algorithms in Asthma," finds that drug treatment rate is low because patients face significant out-of-pocket expenses for asthma treatment. In addition, physicians note drug treatment rates might be low because the symptoms may improve upon treatment in an urgent care setting following which patients may not present to a physician again.
The report also finds primary care physicians (PCP) vary from recommended guidelines to prescribe...
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