Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Wheezing due to Asthma Outlook

What to expect with asthma:

  • Asthma is responsible for about 1.5 million emergency department visits each year in the US
  • Asthma is responsible for about 500,000 hospitalizations per year in the US.
  • Approximately 5,000 people die from asthma each year in the US.
  • Improvements in asthma treatment have greatly reduced the risk of death from asthma and improved the quality of life of those with asthma.

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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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