Asthma mortality: the worldwide response

Lieberman, Jamie S.; Kane, Gregory C.
May 1997
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;May1997, Vol. 90 Issue 5, p265
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the increasing asthma mortality rate across the world and focuses on the efforts placed by the western countries in this direction. It discusses that sincere efforts should be made in this direction by the global medical community to fight with the consequences of the epidemic disease. It is suggested that asthma educational programs should be run at national or international levels to achieve the goal.


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