Erie Vital Signs

Asthma: By Private/Employer (Commercial) Insurance

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This trend is negative or needs improvement.

Below is information that pertains to asthma patients who carry a private insurance policy.

How is Erie doing?

  • These charts show the rates of privately (commercially) insured Erie-area patients getting treatments needed for controlling their asthma. They are generally better informed about their health and tend to be healthier and to have lower healthcare costs.
  • Higher numbers mean more people are getting treated, which is good. High numbers show that people care about their health and are working to control their asthma.
  • The charts shows that Erie got worse in 2013, or is lagging behind both the Pennsylvania and national benchmarks, indicating the need for improvement among privately (commercially) insured Erie-area asthma patients.

How can you help Erie do better?

  • Download the Asthma Toolkit to get ideas for improving the frequency of your population’s asthma care.

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HEDIS® Data Sources

Getting the Right Medications

Percent of Commercial Patients Who Use the Right Medications — higher is better.
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Medication Management

Percent of Commercial Patients With Asthma Whose Medication is Managed — higher is better.
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