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Effect of a Government Funded Medication Programme on Paediatric Asthma Hospital Admissions in Antigua And Barbuda

Asthma admissions to Holberton Hospital were tabulated for the six years prior to and for the six years following institution of a government funded programme to provide asthma medication to children in Antigua and Barbuda at no out-of-pocket cost. There was a drop in annual admissions, multiple admissions and number of children with multiple admissions after the programme was instituted.


Objective: To assess the effect of a government funded asthma medication programme on paediatric (age # 12 years) asthma hospital admissions in Antigua and Barbuda.

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e-Published: 17 Sep, 2013
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