asthma, cost-effective, medication, pediatric, underinsured, uninsured
Nurse practitioners should constantly compare a medication's potential effect with its associated cost, thus identifying the most cost-effective treatment plan. Such an approach is warranted for both pediatric and adult patients. Prescribing medications for children who are uninsured or underinsured can be especially challenging, particularly for those patients diagnosed with a chronic health condition requiring routine treatment and follow-up. Asthma can be such a chronic illness for which the cost associated with treatment may become a barrier to compliance with the treatment plan. Cost-effective treatment options for asthma in the pediatric patient are presented.
Original Publication Citation
Luthy, K. E., Dougall, E.**, & Beckstrand, R. L. (2012). Cost-effective asthma treatments for uninsured or underinsured pediatric patients. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 8(8), 636-642.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Luthy, Karlen E. (Beth); Dougall, Emilianne; and Beckstrand, Renea L., "Cost-Effective Asthma Treatments for Uninsured or Underinsured Pediatric Patients" (2012). Faculty Publications. 5239.
The Journal for Nurse Practitioners
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