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Management of asthma in general practice Question patients about occupation and hobbies

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6922.200 (Published 15 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:200
  1. J D M Douglas
  1. Tweeddale Medical Practice, Fort William, Inverness-shire PH33 6EU.

    EDITOR, - Duncan Keeley correctly addressed the issues concerning treatment of asthma in general practice once the condition has been diagnosed, including the questions to ask during routine consultations to gauge the severity of the disease.1 However, general practitioners need to ask all asthmatic patients one important question before consigning them to lifelong treatment: What are your occupation and leisure interests? Over 200 agents have been proved to …

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