We appreciate Dr Weinberger's interest in our study. We agree with his conclusion that more effective outpatient management of children with severe asthma can be expected to decrease excessive asthma morbidity. Furthermore, we believe that coordinated management that involves families, primary care providers, specialists, schools, and other child care providers will best meet the needs of children with asthma. While the involvement of specialists is an important component, increased education and awareness for all persons responsible for the care of children with asthma is necessary.
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