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Table 2 Rates of asthma- and allergic rhinitis-related medical resource use in the post-index period*

From: Rates of asthma attacks in patients with previously inadequately controlled mild asthma treated in clinical practice with combination drug therapy: an exploratory post-hoc analysis

  ICS/MON
(N = 181)
ICS/LABA/MON
(N = 163)
All Patients
(N = 344)
Short-acting beta-agonist 135 (74.6%) 117 (71.8%) 252 (73.3%)
Oral corticosteroids 2 (1.1%) 6 (3.7%) 8 (2.3%)
Antibiotics 20 (11.1%) 26 (16.0%) 46 (13.4%)
Antihistamines 84 (46.4%) 67 (41.1%) 151 (43.9%)
ER visit 7 (3.9%) 2 (1.2%) 9 (2.6%)
Hospitalization 1 (0.6%) 4 (2.5%) 5 (1.5%)
Asthma attack† 8 (4.4%) 11 (6.8%) 19 (5.5%)
  1. *Values represent patient N (%). † An asthma attack was defined as use of an oral corticosteroid, an asthma-related ER visit, or an asthma-related hospitalization.