Identifying Sources of Variation in Asthma Episodes of Care with PROMETHEUS Analytics©

Issue Brief: Asthma

Focusing on improving care holds the potential to save money for payers and ultimately improve patient outcomes.A critical step toward those dual goals is to identify variation in the cost and quality of asthma care, and isolate opportunities for improvement.

That is what we have done in this analysis, using PROMETHEUS Analytics.© We distinguish “typical” care from potentially avoidable complications, identify gaps in care, spot potentially unnecessary services delivered, and measure costs of care. Our findings not only con rm the presence of inefficiencies in asthma care, but also indicate where many trouble spots may originate.