It is widely believed that providing better medical care can improve the health of Americans.
Having insurance and a medical provider is not enough for improving asthma control among elementary and middle school students, according to the new research at National Jewish Health.
Stanley Szefler, MD, National Jewish Professor, and his colleagues report that control of asthma was poor 155 asthma students, regardless of whether they had medical insurance or medical provider.
Dr. Szefler said that having access to better medical care does not assure optimal care. Asthma requires consistent and responsive management as it is a chronic disease. Parents and patients should recognize when their asthma control is not proper and seek help for better asthma control.