Asthma: Information for Providers

Asthma affects more than 400,000 New Yorkers, including 158,000 children ages 13 or younger. Asthma is a leading cause of inpatient hospital stays and emergency department visits for children in NYC, with more than 42,000 hospitalizations and 6,000 emergency department visits by children under age 17 annually.

For evidence-based clinical information that can help patients control their asthma and keep it from interfering with their lives, read City Health Information: Managing Asthma (PDF).

Also, the following NYC Department of Health programs can help you help your asthma patients:

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