Integrating asthma education and smoking cessation for parents: Financial return on investment

Elizabeth L. McQuaid, Aris Garro, Ronald Seifer, S. Katharine Hammond, Belinda Borrelli

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    Abstract

    Background Caregivers who smoke and have children with asthma are an important group for intervention. Home-based interventions successfully reduce asthma morbidity, yet are costly. This study evaluated the financial return on investment (ROI) of the Parents of Asthmatics Quit Smoking (PAQS) program, a combined asthma education and smoking cessation intervention. Methods Participants included caregivers (n = 224) that smoked, had a child with asthma, and were enrolled in a Medicaid managed care plan. Participants received nurse-delivered asthma education and smoking counseling in three home visits. Program implementation costs were estimated, and healthcare expenses were obtained from insurance claims data 12 months pre- and 12 months post intervention. ROI was calculated for all participants, children
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)950-955
    Number of pages5
    JournalPediatric Pulmonology
    Volume47
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

    Keywords

    • asthma
    • education
    • pediatrics
    • smoking cessation

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