AJMC July 28, 2021
Jared Kaltwasser

Data suggest asthma exacerbations dropped for children and adolescents during the pandemic, and most families chose to use telehealth services when available.

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic led to major shifts in health care utilization among children and teenagers with asthma, according to a new analysis.

The report showed patients were less likely to go to the doctor or hospital, but much more likely to utilize telehealth services. The study was published in the journal Pediatric Pulmonology.

Corresponding author Jillian H. Hurst, PhD, of Duke University, and colleagues, explained that childhood asthma is primarily managed through regular assessment, control of aggravating factors, patient education, and pharmaceutical therapy, all of which require interaction with medical professionals. Yet, as the COVID-19...

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