Asthma severity and adequacy of management in accident and emergency departments in France: a prospective study.

@article{Salmeron2001AsthmaSA,
  title={Asthma severity and adequacy of management in accident and emergency departments in France: a prospective study.},
  author={Sergio Salmeron and Renata Liard and David Elkharrat and Joanne Muir and Françoise Neukirch and A. Gray Ellrodt},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2001},
  volume={358 9282},
  pages={629-35}
}
BACKGROUND Recent guidelines have enabled doctors to establish accident and emergency department management strategies for acute asthma on the basis of severity of exacerbations at presentation. However, there is no available information on acute asthma patients classified according to severity of disease. Our aim was to describe the severity of such exacerbations at presentation, and the adequacy of treatment and management. METHODS We did a 12-month multicentre cross-sectional observational… CONTINUE READING

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