New inner-city asthma interventions put social workers in the driver's seat

Dis Manag Advis. 2003 Aug;9(8):111-5.


Why? Because research shows that, unlike so many failed strategies, a social worker-based intervention can boost outcomes and cut costs. The critical element seems to be the social worker's ability to remove barriers that commonly sabotage other efforts. See how this alternative approach to asthma DM is being implemented.

MeSH terms

  • Asthma / therapy*
  • Child
  • Disease Management*
  • Health Services Accessibility*
  • Humans
  • Parents / education
  • Poverty
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Social Work*