Prescribing of beta-2 agonists and inhaled steroids in England: trends between 1992 and 1998, and association with material deprivation, chronic illness and asthma mortality rates.

@article{Majeed1999PrescribingOB,
  title={Prescribing of beta-2 agonists and inhaled steroids in England: trends between 1992 and 1998, and association with material deprivation, chronic illness and asthma mortality rates.},
  author={Azeem Majeed and Jamie Ferguson and John Field},
  journal={Journal of public health medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={
          395-400
        }
}
BACKGROUND British Thoracic Society guidelines published in 1990, revised in 1993 and 1997, recommended that general practitioners should make greater use of inhaled steroids in the management of asthma. British Thoracic Society guidelines have also been published on the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The objective of this study was to examine trends in the prescribing of beta-2 agonists and inhaled steroids in England between 1992 and 1998, and to investigate the… CONTINUE READING