Barriers to Asthma Care for Low-Income, High Cost-Sharing

May 22, 2014 5:09 PM

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(HealthDay News) – Cost-related barriers to care for children with asthma are concentrated in low-income families with higher cost-sharing levels, according to a study published online May 19 in JAMA Pediatrics.

Vicki Fung, PhD, from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues surveyed 769 parents of children aged 4–11 years with asthma to examine the correlations between cost sharing, income, and care seeking and financial stress. Of the respondents, 25.9%, 21.7%, and 18.2%of children received...

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