Healthy Children, Healthy Families & Avoiding Admissions #crossthemeworking

NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber

Improving the identification and support for children with asthma at risk of hospital admission.

In this project by the Healthy Children Healthy Families theme of NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber we explore the facts that asthma is the most common chronic disease of childhood, affecting over 1 million children in the UK.  Treatment with inhaled corticosteriods is effective in reducing exacerbations but prescribing patterns are variable. Bradford has the highest rate of admissions for children in the Yorkshire Region, and children of South Asian origin are almost three times as likely to be admitted as white children.  This may relate to disease severity, quality and quantity of primary care, adherence to prophylaxis and differences in health-seeking behaviours.

  • Research questions: Can secondary analysis of linked datasets be used to develop risk prediction models to identify populations of children at risk of hospital admission and poor health outcomes? Can patterns of healthcare…

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