Differences in hospital asthma management.

  title={Differences in hospital asthma management.},
  author={Christine Bucknall and Cary N. Robertson and F. Moran and Robin D. Stevenson},
  volume={1 8588},
Asthma management was audited prospectively for one year in a large teaching hospital. Full details were available on 77% of all patients admitted, or readmitted, with asthma during that year (150 of 195 admissions). 64 patients were admitted to general wards with a special interest in respiratory medicine, and 86 to general wards without this specialist interest. Cases in the two groups were similar in terms of age, previous severity of asthma, previous treatment, and initial pulse rate. Fewer… CONTINUE READING


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