Establishing a partnership with patients to improve outcomes

Pascal H. Scemama, Michael D. Cabana

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Through effective communication, physicians and other health care providers can assist patients in successfully managing asthma. Clinicians in the role of a coach can help patients recognize the symptoms of an exacerbation, respond appropriately, and determine whether further care is necessary. Once clinicians have built a rapport with their patients, they can tailor an asthma plan to their patients' individual goals; specific objectives, including how to control environmental triggers, should be discussed at each visit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)476-481
Number of pages6
JournalDrug Benefit Trends
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Asthma
  • Coaching
  • NHLBI guidelines
  • Patient education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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