Poorly controlled asthma affects employee wellbeing and productivity

Employees with poorly controlled asthma have negative health outcomes, according to this US study of 2,026 sufferers taking prescription medicines. Around 40% had poorly controlled asthma that affected both their quality of life and work activity. This group also used more healthcare than those with well-controlled asthma, the study concludes.

Vietri J et al (2014). “Poor asthma control among US workers: health-related quality of life, work impairment and health care use”. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, first published online 27 March 2014.

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