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The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Press Room, a one-stop source for journalists seeking information on asthma and other allergic diseases and immunologic disorders afflicting some 50 million Americans.

The College’s leaders are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of diseases including asthma, allergic rhinitis, anaphylaxis, dermatological conditions, drug reactions, food allergy, immunodeficiencies, and insect sting hypersensitivity. Experts also can discuss allergy testing, immunotherapy and managing allergens in the indoor environment, including pets, dust mites and mold.

We are willing to arrange an interview with these experts and we would urge you to contact us when you have that need. Please sign up to receive press releases and other updates by e-mail.

Contact the ACAAI media department at media@acaai.org or call 847-427-1200.

 

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Allergists Achieve Better Outcomes at Lower Cost

The handbook Asthma Management and the Allergist: Better Outcomes at Lower Costs sometimes called the "Blue Book," abstracts and summarizes data from 36 published studies documenting that treatment outcomes are better and costs are lower when allergists directly provide asthma care or coordinate a care team, compared to when an allergist is not involved.

The benefits of allergist care include:

  • Fewer hospitalizations and shorter hospital stays

  • Fewer emergency room visits

  • Fewer sick care office visits

  • Fewer days missed from work or school

  • Increased patient satisfaction and improved quality of life

A PowerPoint presentation of the handbook also is available online for viewingA printed edition of the handbook is available from the College.

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