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Potentially Preventable Pediatric Hospital Inpatient Stays for Asthma and Diabetes, 2003-2012

Potentially Preventable Pediatric Hospital Inpatient Stays for Asthma and Diabetes, 2003-2012 Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the airways. Episodes can be triggered by a range of factors, from allergies to air pollution, leading to swelling, tightening, and secretion of mucus in the airways, which causes wheezing, […]

Trends in the Five Most Costly Conditions among the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2002 and 2012

Trends in the Five Most Costly Conditions among the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2002 and 2012 Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Highlights The same five medical conditions—heart conditions, cancer, trauma-related disorders, mental disorders, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma—were ranked highest for medical spending in both 2002 and 2012. Heart conditions […]