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Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE)

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The PACE program is a two-part interactive, multi-media educational seminar to improve physician awareness, ability, and use of communication and therapeutic techniques for reducing the effects of asthma on children and their families.  It also provides instruction on how to document, code, and improve asthma counseling reimbursement.  PACE has been found in two rigorous studies to be highly effective. 

Physicians who participated in PACE spent no more time with their patients than other physicians but were more likely to:

  • inquire about patients' concerns
  • encourage physical activity
  • set goals for treatment. 

Patients of participating physicians had:

  • fewer days affected by asthma symptoms
  • fewer emergency room visits

You can train yourself to be a PACE program leader and facilitator and obtain all program materials on the following pages:


The PACE program was created by physicians and public health professionals at the University of Michigan Center for Managing Chronic Disease and their colleagues at Columbia University.  Support for the PACE efficacy trial was provided by the Lung Division of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.  Support for the effectiveness trial was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey.

This training material is provided as is, without representation as to its fitness for any purpose, and without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The regents of the University of Michigan shall not be liable for any damages, including special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, with respect to any claim arising out of or in connection with the use of the training material, even if it has been or is hereafter advised of the possibility of such damages.

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