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Jul 27, 2017
Promote Health & Healthy Communities
Increase Effectiveness and Efficiency
Keep Kids out of the Hospital
Although most children with asthma never require hospitalization, some experience repeated hospitalizations. Improved self-management, reduced exposure to environmental triggers (such as pests and secondhand smoke), and improved education can reduce preventable asthma hospitalizations.
We worked with members of the population health team from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s PolicyLab to identify a group of children who were hospitalized three or more times for asthma in the prior year. We focused our efforts at three CHOP practices in Philadelphia. These families received a bundle of services including:
CAPP addresses outpatient and household barriers to asthma control through clinic-based care coordination and home visits.
Since May 2015, we have enrolled almost all eligible children. The need to return to the Emergency Department and potentially be admitted for an inpatient hospital stay was reduced by 50 percent within 30 days following treatment for an asthma hospitalization.
Updated January, 2018
A "treat to target" standardized treatment approach for children with Poly-JIA significantly reduced the disease activity.
A new triage team helped the ED significantly decrease the number of patients who leave without receiving treatment.
A newly implemented project helped reduce the average inpatient stay for patients newly diagnosed with ALL to eight days.