Poorly controlled asthma affects employee wellbeing and productivity

Asthma

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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