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Media Mentions

Chicago Hospitals Form Partnership to Battle Asthma 'Hot Spots'
Chicago Sun-Times, May 9, 2018

This article describes this PCORI-funded study, which found that families of children who visited the emergency room for asthma and who received extra help were better able to manage prescriptions and subsequent doctor visits than those who didn’t receive additional support. “We work as a team, around the clock,” one caregiver involved in the program tells the newspaper. “Once we learned the triggers for each child’s asthma, we have been able to manage it more effectively. You have to be proactive.”

Peer-Review Summary

Peer review of PCORI-funded research helps make sure the report presents complete, balanced, and useful information about the research. It also assesses how the project addressed PCORI’s Methodology Standards. During peer review, experts read a draft report of the research and provide comments about the report. These experts may include a scientist focused on the research topic, a specialist in research methods, a patient or caregiver, and a healthcare professional. These reviewers cannot have conflicts of interest with the study.

The peer reviewers point out where the draft report may need revision. For example, they may suggest ways to improve descriptions of the conduct of the study or to clarify the connection between results and conclusions. Sometimes, awardees revise their draft reports twice or more to address all of the reviewers’ comments. 

Peer reviewers commented, and the researchers made changes or provided responses. The comments and responses included the following:

In general, the reviews were positive regarding the study’s conduct. Reviewer criticisms focused on seeking greater clarity and explanation in the text. In particular, reviewers asked for more detail on the interventions and how the researchers sought to maximize retention of project participants. The researchers revised the report to include additional description and discussion.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Project Information

Jerry A. Krishnan, MD, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Coordinated Healthcare Interventions for Childhood Asthma Gaps in Outcomes (CHICAGO) Trial

Key Dates

December 2013
October 2018

Study Registration Information


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