Asthma in general practice. Opportunities for recognition and management.


OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence of asthma-related symptoms and asthma among patients attending general practitioners. SETTING Sydney. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey by written questionnaire. SAMPLE 1933 patients of 21 general practitioners. RESULTS 1. Wheeze and asthma were common in patients attending general practitioners; 19 per cent of… (More)