Belgium has a relatively high score within the health system characteristics category, especially in relation to the number of respiratory specialists, the number of hospitalisations due to asthma, and the average number of days spent in the hospital. However, Belgium scores low in the policy context category due to a lack of an asthma strategy and severe asthma guidelines. In terms of access and care coverage, Belgium scores slightly below the average, with low access to treatments and specialist care, which is balanced by below-average levels of unmet needs reported and adequate access to diagnostics.
Data from the Severe Asthma Index revealed the following key insights about severe asthma care in Belgium
Provides further insights into how Belgium scores across each Index category
Guidelines, strategies, and policies related to the management of severe asthma and health outcomes
Regulations and practices concerning public payor coverage for and availability of diagnostic and treatment services for severe asthma
Indicators related to clinical management and economic impact of severe asthma and recording of patient health data
Information about the health impact of severe asthma and severe asthma comorbidities
Factors impacting prevention, management, and exacerbations of severe asthma
Aggregate score across the 5 categories.
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