April 28, 2022

Inhaler nonadherence and social determinants of health

"In St. Louis, asthma is the greatest health care inequity, with African-American children having an incidence rate greater than 10x that of white children. Children in St. Louis are afflicted by rates of asthma 3x higher than that of the national...


"In St. Louis, asthma is the greatest health care inequity, with African-American children having an incidence rate greater than 10x that of white children. Children in St. Louis are afflicted by rates of asthma 3x higher than that of the national average, and asthma is currently the leading chief complaint at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Underserved communities face a multitude of issues that exist beyond the medical aspects of health care. And unfortunately, asthma is not only an issue due to its accompanying signs and symptoms, but for its pertinence well beyond its pathology."

Tejas Sekhar is a graduate student.

He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, "Inhaler nonadherence and social determinants of health."

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