December 2001
Thorax;Dec2001 Supp, Vol. 56, piii31
Academic Journal
This article presents various studies that explore death in asthma. Pre hospital asthma deaths are preventable, 80% of these occur in the community. It is now well recognized that these premature deaths are related to poor emergency asthma planning in the community. Emergency self management asthma plan is an effective measure in preventing premature deaths from asthma in the community. Under use of some medical services, particularly in primary care was associated with increased risk of asthma death. It was not possible to distinguish patient and practice factors.


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