TABLE 1

Description of Children Discharged From the Hospital With the Primary Diagnosis of Asthma From January 2010 to March 2014

Baseline Period n (%)Intervention Period n (%)
N = 677
Age, y
 2–7120 (64)331 (67)
 8–1254 (29)128 (26)
 13–1712 (6)32 (6)
Sex
 Male122 (65)296 (60)
 Female64 (34)195 (40)
Race and/or ethnicity*
 African American135 (72)307 (62)
 White32 (17)129 (26)
 Hispanic16 (8)30 (6)
 Other3 (3)25 (5)
Insurance and/or payer**
 Medicaid162 (87)377 (77)
 Private23 (12)114 (23)
 Self-pay and/or indigent1 (0.5)0 (0)
Process measure
 Successful postdischarge phone call0 (0)282 (57)
Successful postdischarge phone call by intervention time period
 Brief follow-up call133 (68)
 Brief follow-up call plus access to medication claims data70 (52)
 Structured phone call plus access to medication claims data79 (48)
  • The baseline period (January 2010 to September 2011) and intervention period (October 2011 to March 2014) included the following: brief follow-up call (October 2011 to July 2012), brief follow-up call plus access to medication claims data (August 2012 to March 2013), and structured phone call plus access to medication claims data (March 2013 to March 2014). χ2 test for significance was performed between row and column variable. Insurance and/or payer test excluded “self-pay and/or indigent” because of the 0 value. —, not applicable.

  • * P < .05.; ** P < .001.