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The Resource Improving childhood asthma outcomes in the United States : a blueprint for policy action, Marielena Lara [and others]

Improving childhood asthma outcomes in the United States : a blueprint for policy action, Marielena Lara [and others]

Label
Improving childhood asthma outcomes in the United States : a blueprint for policy action
Title
Improving childhood asthma outcomes in the United States
Title remainder
a blueprint for policy action
Statement of responsibility
Marielena Lara [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An estimated 5 million U.S. children have asthma. Too many of these children are unnecessarily impaired. Much of the money spent on asthma is for high-cost health care services to treat acute periods of illness. Many asthma attacks could be avoided--and much suffering prevented and many medical costs saved--if more children received good-quality, ongoing asthma care and if the 11 policy recommendations presented in this report were implemented in a coordinated fashion. A national call to action, the policy recommendations span public and private interests and compel integration of public health activities across local, state, and federal levels. This report summarizes the findings of an effort funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as part of the Pediatric Asthma Initiative, whose purpose is to address current gaps in national childhood asthma care. It is the first national initiative that simultaneously addresses treatment, policy, and financing issues for children with asthma at the patient, provider, and institutional levels. The purpose of RAND's effort was to 1) identify a range of policy actions in both the public and private sectors that could improve childhood asthma outcomes nationwide; 2) select a subset of policies to create a blueprint for national policy in this area; 3) outline alternatives to implement these policies that build on prior efforts. The effort developed a comprehensive policy framework that maps the identified strategies to one overall policy objective: to promote the development and maintenance of "asthma-friendly" communities--communities in which children with asthma are swiftly diagnosed, receive appropriate and ongoing treatment, and are not exposed to environmental factors that exacerbate their condition. This report is intended as a working guide for coordinating the activities of both public and private organizations at the federal, state, and local community levels
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
362.1/9892238/00973
Index
no index present
LC call number
RJ436.A8
LC item number
I475 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WF 553
NLM item number
I357 2001
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lara, Marielena
Series statement
RAND health
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asthma in children
  • Child
  • Asthma
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Health Policy
  • United States
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • Asthma in children
  • United States
Label
Improving childhood asthma outcomes in the United States : a blueprint for policy action, Marielena Lara [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"MR-1330."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 79-89)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Policy context -- Overview of methods -- Policy framework -- Policy recommendations -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Federal legislation relevant to childhood asthma
Control code
50875129
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiv, 89 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833032423
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgp0b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50875129
Label
Improving childhood asthma outcomes in the United States : a blueprint for policy action, Marielena Lara [and others]
Publication
Note
"MR-1330."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 79-89)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Policy context -- Overview of methods -- Policy framework -- Policy recommendations -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Federal legislation relevant to childhood asthma
Control code
50875129
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiv, 89 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833032423
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgp0b
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50875129

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