Young adults with asthma have worse health care access than teens

04/24/2013 |

Data from the 1999 to 2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey revealed that young adults with asthma were less likely than teens with the condition to have a usual source of care or a primary care visit within the past year. Harvard University researchers also noted lower prescription fill rates for short-acting beta-agonist agents and more emergency department visits among young adult patients compared with teens. The findings appear in the journal Pediatrics.

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