Asthma care U-turn as GPs told to stop up steroid dose

February 2003
Pulse;2/3/2003, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p8
Focuses on the recommendations given to general practitioners to reduce the inhaled steroid dose given to asthmatic patients in Great Britain. Guidelines for selecting the proper dosage of inhaled steroids given to patients; Comment of physician David Bellamy on the issue; Efforts of BTS and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network to make the guidelines. INSET: New BTS/SIGN national asthma guidelines.


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