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L Walwyn-Venugopal

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

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3–7
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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.

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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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