Asthma management: present and future

December 2004
Thorax;Dec2004 Supplement, Vol. 59, p31
Academic Journal
The article presents some papers related to asthma management. Evidence based guidelines for asthma are the foundation on which health professionals are encouraged to base their clinical judgment about asthma management issues. Despite this the number of people with asthma is rising and asthma morbidity continues to debilitate patients and the health service. Using a specially designed computer template, practices reviewed patients receiving prophylactic medication. The information recorded included current symptoms, medication, compliance, inhaler technique, days lost from work/school and self management and education provision. Health service resource use was also recorded.


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