Article: Study shows reduced hospital admissions for asthma patients after MLP services

Monday, October 1, 2012

By Mary O'Sullivan, Julie Brandfield, Sumedh Hoskote, Shiri Segal, Luis Chug, Ariel Modrykamien & Edward Eden (Journal of Asthma)

A study in New York City analyzed the effects of medical-legal partnership services that forced landlords to provide better living conditions for adult patients with asthma. It found that the number of Emergency Department visits and hospital admissions declined post-MLP intervention, and that all patients had reduction in medication due to increased wellbeing. The findings, published in theĀ Journal of Asthma, indicate that legal care is effective in bringing about substantial symptomatic and objective improvements in adult asthma patients.