Asthma, childhood

Asthma, a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways, can range in severity from mild to life-threatening. Inflammation and mucus narrow the breathing passages in the lungs of a person with asthma. Classic symptoms include wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing. Complications can occur when other health conditions, such as respiratory infections or diabetes, are also present. Note: Estimates include one year of care for treating asthma (for example, physician visits, tests, medication, etc.). Estimates are shown for primary care clinics only.

Note: The estimates below are based on Medica Choice network contract rates. How were these costs calculated?


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