Estonia displays one of the lowest scores in Access and Care Coverage mainly due to the highest reported percentage of unmet healthcare service needs as well as limited access to treatment, although Estonia displays one of the highest levels of access to biologics and adequate access to specialists and diagnostics. Estonia is one of the top scorers in terms of the Disease Burden category, with among the lowest levels of societal cost of asthma, asthma DALYs, and asthma deaths, despite a relatively high rate of adult tobacco use. Finally, Estonia displays the lowest Policy Context score with no asthma strategy or guidelines for severe asthma, low alignment of care with best practices, lack of severe asthma registry reporting, and limited tobacco control laws.
Data from the Severe Asthma Index revealed the following key insights about severe asthma care in Estonia
Provides further insights into how Estonia 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
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