Paediatric asthma hospitalisations continue to decrease in Finland and Sweden between 2015 and 2020

Juho E. Kivistö, Jennifer L.P. Protudjer, Jussi Karjalainen, Anna Bergström, Heini Huhtala, Matti Korppi, Erik Melén

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

2 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

We previously reported a decreasing incidence of paediatric asthma hospitalisations in Finland, but a rather stable trend in Sweden, between 2005 and 2014. We now aimed to investigate the incidence of paediatric asthma hospitalisations in these countries between 2015 and 2020, using Finland's National Hospital Discharge Register and Sweden's National Patient Register, which cover all hospitalisations in the respective countries. From 2015 to 2019, the incidence of paediatric asthma hospitalisations decreased by 36.7% in Finland and by 39.9% in Sweden and are increasingly approaching parity. In 2020, despite differences in COVID-19-related restrictions, asthma hospitalisations decreased by over 40%, thus warranting future research on the subject.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-315
Number of pages3
JournalTHORAX
Volume78
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Asthma
  • Asthma Epidemiology

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Paediatric asthma hospitalisations continue to decrease in Finland and Sweden between 2015 and 2020'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this