A study published in JAMA Pediatrics by Halterman, et al. evaluated 400 children with asthma in an impoverished school district. Small but statistically significant results showed that telemedicine combined with in-school care could play a key role in helping school-aged children with asthma manage their condition. The authors hope that such care models will continue to expand nationwide.
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Children had more symptom-free days, fewer days with activity limitation, reduced airway inflammation, and fewer emergency department visits or hospitalizations for their asthma.