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Objective: Asthma exacerbations frequently result in emergency department ED visits. While sex differences have been identified in some asthma studies, there is a paucity of literature on sex differences in the ED setting, especially population-based ones.
This study examines sex differences in important outcomes of patients discharged from EDs for acute asthma in Alberta, Canada. Methods: Alberta residents aged from 2 to 55 years discharged from EDs with a primary diagnosis of asthma during — were identified from administrative databases from a single-payer health care system for the entire geographic region of Alberta. Multivariable Cox regression models analyzed time to first follow-up physician or specialist visit, and logistic regression models analyzed the binary outcome of ED return within 30 days for asthma.
: There weredischarged patients analyzed ificant interactions between sex and age, socio-economic status, area of residence, and comorbidities were identified and changed the effect of sex on outcomes. Conclusions: In conclusion, women return to EDs within 30 days of discharge for acute asthma more often than men.
Time to first non-ED physician follow-up for children and adults differed by sex. Multiple factors likely contribute to these differences; however, identifying these differences is critical to understand the influence of sex on health behaviors and outcomes. This study is based in part on data provided by Alberta Health.
The interpretation and conclusions are contained herein are those of the researchers and do not necessarily represent the views of the Government of Alberta. Neither the government nor Alberta Health expresses any opinion in relation to this study.
Sex differences in outcomes after discharge from alberta emergency departments for asthma: a large population-based study
In the past 3 years, Dr. He is not a member of any speaker's bureau or a paid consultant for any of these partners. The other authors declare no conflicts of interest.
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Rhonda J. Jingbin Zhang R. Brian H. s Received 06 Mar Sex differences in outcomes after discharge from Alberta emergency departments for asthma: A large population-based study. Declaration of interest In the past 3 years, Dr. More Share Options. Related research People also read lists articles that other readers of this article have read. People also read Recommended articles Cited by.