Article: Families of asthma patients experienced less stress, financial benefit from MLP services

Friday, June 7, 2013

By Robert Pettignano, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley & Susan McLaren Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved

Low-income children are more likely to suffer worse asthma outcomes because of their socioeconomic status and environmental exposures. ┬áDuring a seven-year study period, a medical-legal partnership at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta addressed legal problems of asthma patients and their families. As a result of these services, families experienced reduced stress and received a total of $501,209 in financial benefits.