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Table 3 Ethnic differences in number and types of suboptimal factors for children who received suboptimal care which was possibly or likely related to the exacerbation

From: Suboptimal asthma care for immigrant children: results of an audit study

Suboptimal factors N (%) All patients ethnic Dutch Surinamese/Antillean 'Other non-western'
Education & Counselling 11 (22.45) 5 (33.33) 3 (20.00) 3 (15,79)
Prescriptions & types of inhalation devices 13 (26.53) 4 (26.67) 2 (13.33) 7 (36,84)
Routine follow-ups 9 (18.37) 3 (20.00) 4 (26.67) 2 (10,53)
Referrals and shared care* 10 (20.41) 2 (13.33) 5 (33.33) 3 (15,79)
Patient Compliance & effort undertaken to promote compliance 4 (8.16) 1 (6.67) 1 (6.67) 2 (10,53)
Other 2 (4.08) - - 2 (10,53)
Total number of factors (%) 49 (100.0) 15 (30.61) 15 (30.61) 19 (38,78)
  1. * This includes undesirably receiving care by a variety of physicians, lack of information exchange between physicians and poorly maintained records
  2. In bold the most relevant suboptimal factors per ethnic group are given.