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Oregon Asthma Surveillance Data

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The Burden of Asthma in Oregon: 2013 report provides a compilation of data on asthma in Oregon. The report includes information on asthma prevalence, hospitalizations, deaths, management of asthma, pediatric asthma, and much more. 
Supplemental reports are also available.​
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The Report on Geographic Disparities in Pediatric Asthma Control Among Oregon Children on Medicaid (pdf) identifies counties in Oregon experiencing higher rates of poorly controlled asthma among children ages 0-17 years old on the Oregon Health Plan. This report includes claims data for emergency department visit rates and hospitalization rates.
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The Focus Group Report: People with Asthma & Caregivers of Children with Asthma (pdf) provides the results of four focus groups in fall 2007 conducted by the Oregon Asthma Program. Participants consisted of two groups: people with asthma and caregivers of children with asthma. The focus groups were conducted in Portland and Eugene. Topics included: being diagnosed with asthma; perceived severity of asthma; asthma control and management; interactions with the healthcare system and providers; asthma education; community support; and smoking and secondhand smoke.

Oregon Guiding Documents for Asthma 

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The Oregon Asthma Leadership Plan (pdf) includes the goals and critical activities identified by Oregon organizations that will reduce the disease burden and improve the quality of life for all Oregonians with asthma. ​
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The Guide to Improving Asthma Care in Oregon: Indicators for Quality Care in Health Systems (pdf) was developed to improve asthma management and to define appropriate indicators for monitoring the quality of medical care provided to Oregonians with asthma.

National Guiding Documents for Asthma 

To help health care professionals bridge the gap between current knowledge and practice, the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program's (NAEPP) convened expert panels to prepare the Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma for the diagnosis and management of asthma.
Key Clinical Activities for Quality Asthma Care contains recommendations of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. [March 28, 2003 MMWR Report].

Evaluation Reports 

Evaluation of the Oregon Asthma Surveillance System cover ​The Evaluation of the Oregon Asthma Surveillance System (pdf)provides a description of the Oregon Asthma Surveillance Systems strengths and areas for improvement.

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