SESSION TITLE: Asthma
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of a single Home Visit (HV) on patient adherence and emergency room (ER) visits in frequent exacerbators of Severe Asthma and COPD
METHODS: We used a retrospective cohort study design in patients with Severe Asthma and COPD with frequent exacerbations (2 or more ER visits or hospitalizations in the year prior to enrollment) enrolled in an Integrated Disease Management (IDM) Program. A single HV was performed for patients with established noncompliance to office visits (defined as 3 or more “no-show” to office visits), as well as compliant patients with uncontrolled symptomatology to address triggers in home environment. Healthcare utilization and patient adherence (compliance with inhalers and office visits) was assessed in the year prior to and after the HV.