Management of acute asthma

February 2003
Thorax;Feb2003 Supplement 1, Vol. 58, pi32
Academic Journal
Confidential enquires into over 200 asthma deaths in Great Britain have concluded there are factors associated with the disease, the medical management and the patient's behaviour or psychosocial status which contributed to the death. Many of the deaths occurred in patients who had received inadequate treatment with inhaled steroid or steroid tablets and/or inadequate objective monitoring of their asthma. Behavioural and adverse psychosocial factors were recorded in the majority of patients who died of asthma.


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