TABLE 3

Asthma exacerbations, unscheduled visits, courses of systemic corticosteroids and hospital admissions

Patients with
adverse events in usual care group#
Patients with adverse events in VAC group#Relative risk (95% CI)Observed adverse events in usual care groupObserved adverse events in VAC groupp-value
Asthma exacerbations18160.89 (0.48–1.65)38230.85
Unscheduled visits to the outpatient clinic26351.35 (0.88–2.07)47540.24
Courses of systemic corticosteroids13110.85 (0.40–1.80)22120.83
Visits to emergency department231.50 (0.26–8.79)330.67
Hospital admissions210.50 (0.05–5.43)210.56

Data are presented as n, unless otherwise stated. VAC: virtual asthma clinic. #: n=105; : p-values derived from the Mann–Whitney U-test.