Paediatric asthma: why is the rate of readmission rising?

Professor Harriet Hiscock and Dr Katherine Chen

University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

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When a child gets admitted to hospital for their asthma it is an opportunity to make a plan for staying out of hospital. But why is the rate of readmission rising? Asthma is the most common chronic illness in Australian children, affecting one in ten, but in most cases it is readily manageable with the ...

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