Table 4

Number and % of PAs receiving spirometry testing and/or specialist visit prescriptions in the 12 months before (IP–12) and 24 months after (IP+24) the index prescription

Age at the index prescription (years)IP−12 monthsIP+24 monthsOverall
n%n%n%
(A) Spirometry≤4150.71848.41898.7
5–81466.468229.774232.4
All 1613.686619.493120.8
(B) Specialist visit≤41828.326412.136116.5
5–82038.934615.143619.0
All 3858.661013.679717.8
Monitoring (A or B)≤41918.839618.248522.2
5–830713.485937.597542.5
All 49811.11.25528.01.46032.6
  • IP, index prescription; PA, potential asthmatic.