Percent of Asthma Patients with Allergist/Immunologist Visit
New York Finger Lakes Region
Additional claims analysis for patients with asthma highlights a disparity in the use of specialist care. Compared to the Focus Area*, children in the rest of Monroe County were 3.5 times as likely to see an allergist/immunologist; and adults were 2.5 times as likely. Utilization of specialists in the other counties is lower than Monroe County, but much higher than the Focus Area.
* The Focus Area consists of eight high-poverty ZIP codes in the city of Rochester with particularly high concentration of African-Americans and Latinos. See a map of the Focus Area here.
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