Biologic Use Varies Between Races in Patients With Asthma
In comparison with White patients, Black patients are prescribed more anti-IgE biologics for the treatment of asthma, whereas Hispanic patients are prescribed fewer anti-IL-5 biologics, a retrospective cohort study suggests
@hillel Some 95,363 White patients, 15,435 Black patients, 12,645 Hispanic patients, and 1673 Asian patients with moderate to severe asthma were invovled in the study. The study included publicly and commercially insured patients, and cohorts were balanced for baseline comorbidities and medication utilization. After accounting for confounders, 15,432 patients remained in each of the Black and White cohorts.