Children with poorly controlled asthma ‘falling through cracks in care’

The rate of hospital readmissions is climbing, Australian researchers warn
Dr Kerry Hancock
Dr Kerry Hancock.

Largely preventable hospital readmissions among children with asthma suggest shortfalls in GP and hospital care, paediatricians say. 

Their research showed a third of children admitted to Victorian hospitals with asthma were readmitted within 12 months, increasing from the one-in-five paediatric asthma readmissions in a previous study a decade ago.