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Editorial
March 02, 2009

Home Visits for AsthmaWe Cannot Afford to Wait Any Longer

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009;163(3):279-281. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2008.279

Asthma remains the most common chronic condition of childhood. Despite recent encouraging news that the rapid increases in prevalence and hospitalizations of the past 2 decades may have peaked, more than 6 million children have current asthma, leading to 205 000 pediatric hospitalizations and 697 000 emergency department visits each year.1 Our nation spends $18 billion annually for asthma care. Racial and income disparities in individuals with asthma continue undiminished.2

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