A randomized controlled evaluation of specialist nurse education following accident and emergency department attendance for acute asthma.

@article{Levy2000ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled evaluation of specialist nurse education following accident and emergency department attendance for acute asthma.},
  author={Mark L Levy and Margaret Robb and Jane Allen and Catherine H Doherty and J Martin Bland and Robert J Winter},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={94 9},
  pages={900-8}
}
We investigated whether hospital-based specialist asthma nurses improved recognition and self-treatment of asthma episodes by patients followed up after attending accident and emergency departments (A&E) for asthma exacerbations. We carried out a randomized prospective controlled trial of adult asthma self-management, following a hospital outpatient nurse consultation in two outer-London District General Hospitals (secondary care centres). The study included 211 adults, over 18 years old (mean… CONTINUE READING