Delayed care results in worse outcomes for asthma patients

05/17/2011 | HealthDay News

Patients with asthma flare-ups who waited more than five days before seeking care tended to be sicker when they reached the hospital emergency department, require an ambulance or be admitted to hospitals compared with those who waited five or fewer days, according to a study to be presented Monday at the American Thoracic Society conference. But researchers learned that the two groups were similar in terms of health insurance, doctor consultation and use of beta-agonists.

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