'SIMPLES': a structured primary care approach to adults with difficult asthma.

  title={'SIMPLES': a structured primary care approach to adults with difficult asthma.},
  author={Dermot Ryan and Anna Murphy and Bj{\"o}rn St{\"a}llberg and Noel Baxter and Liam G Heaney},
  journal={Primary care respiratory journal : journal of the General Practice Airways Group},
  volume={22 3},
The substantial majority of patients with asthma can expect minimal breakthrough symptoms on standard doses of inhaled corticosteroids with or without additional add-on therapies. SIMPLES is a structured primary care approach to the review of a person with uncontrolled asthma which encompasses patient education monitoring, lifestyle and pharmacological management and addressing support needs which will achieve control in most patients. The small group of patients presenting with persistent… CONTINUE READING
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