Monday, October 1, 2012
Download the full article: "Environmental Improvements Brought by the Legal Interventions in the Homes of Poorly Controlled Inner-city Adult Asthmatic Patients: A Proof-of-Concept Study"
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 the Journal of Asthma, indicate that legal care is effective in bringing about substantial symptomatic and objective improvements in adult asthma patients.