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Annual WCC visits significantly limit asthma worsening

Key clinical point: Improving well-child care access and attendance are a key public health intervention for reducing severe exacerbations.

Major finding: Well-child care visits from previous year reduced subsequent hospitalizations by 47%.

Study details: A retrospective longitudinal cohort study of 5,656 pediatric patients with asthma.

Disclosures: The investigators had no conflicts of interest and no relevant financial disclosures. The study was funded by a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Duke Children’s Health & Discovery Initiative, and the National Institutes of Health.


Lang JE et al. Pediatrics. 2020. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-1023.