Despite an increase in the percentage of children with persistent asthma who have received a written asthma management plan, 49% of patients still did not receive one, with significant variations by race and insurance status.

According to study results, the percentage of children with current asthma who received a written asthma action plan increased from 41% in 2002 to 51% in 2013: approximately 0.9% per year (< .001 for trend).

Simon and colleagues observed that non-Hispanic black children were more likely than non-Hispanic white children to receive a written management plan (59% vs. 47%, < .05), while children with private health insurance were more likely than those covered by public insurance to receive a plan (56% vs. 47%, < .05).