Modelling trends and regional variations in asthma medication and health service utilization to improve care

Project number: 
Approval date: 
Friday, July 6, 2001
Principal Investigator: 
Not Available
Funding Agency: 
Unknown,Canadian Institutes of Health Research(CIHR),Michael Smith Foundation (MSFHR)
Datasets requested: 
Consolidation registry (Ministry of Health)
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
consolidation - census geocodes
Consolidation - demographic (Ministry of Health)
PharmaCare (BC Ministry of Health)
MSP Registration & Premium Billing(BC Ministry of Health)
ACG Case Mix Group (Johns Hopkins University)
Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
Home and Community Care (BC Ministry of Health)
Research objective: 

Journal Publication

  • Bardal S, Smith A, Luo HA, Zhang T, Groeneweg G, Jimenez Mendez R, Goldman R, Carleton B. Asthma in British Columbia: Are We Finally Breathing Easier? A population based study of the Bruden of Disease Over 14 years. J Asthma. 2016 Jul 14:1-10
  • Zhang T, Smith MA, Camp PG, Carleton BC. High use of health services in patients with suboptimal asthma drug regimens: A population-based assessment in British Columbia, Canada. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2013 Jul;22(7):744-51.
  • Prosser R, Carleton B, Smith M (2010) "The comorbidity burden of the treated asthma patient population in British Columbia" Chronic Diseases In Canada 30(2)46-55
  • Chawla J, Seear M, Zhang T, Smith A, Carleton B (2012) "Fifty years of pediatric asthma in developed countries: how reliable are the basic data sources?" Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Camp P, Zhang T, Smith A, Carleton B (2013) "The use of long-acting beta2-agonists as monotherapy in children and adults" Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology
  • Zhang T, Smith A, Camp P, Carleton B (2013) "Asthma drug regimen optimality and health service uilization: a population-based study in British Columbia" Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety
  • Zhang T, Smith A, Camp P, MacLeod S, Carleton B (2013) "Prescription drug dispensing profiles for one million children: a population-based analysis" Eur J Clin Pharmacol
  • Camp P, Norton S, Goldman R, Shajari S, Heathcote S & Carleton B (2013) "Emergency Department Visits for Children with Acute Asthma: Discharge Instructions, Parental Plans and Follow Through of Care – A Prospective Study" Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine
  • Chawla J, Seear M, Carleton B, Zhang T (2010) "How Reliable Are Claims Of An Asthma Epidemic Amongst Canadian Children? A Review Of 20 Years Of National And Provincial Data" American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 181:A1869
  • Prosser R, Carleton B, Smith M (2008) "Identifying persons with treated asthma using administrative data via latent class modelling" Health services research 43(2)733754

Conference abstract/presentation

  • Zhang T, Prosser R, Smith M, Carleton B (2010) "Asthma Drug Regimens And Health Service Utilization: How Can We Improve Care?" American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
  • Zhang T, Smith A, Camp P, Carleton B (2010) "Optimality of asthma patients’ medication regimens and health service utilization: a population-based study" Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Zhang T, Prosser, R, Smith A, Carleton B (2008) "Drug Utilization in the Pediatric Population of British Columbia: A Comparison with a National Study" presented at the Third Annual Conference & AGM Leaders, Innovators & Healers in Child and Youth Health Research, Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

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