NHS Executive promotes prophylaxis

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6986.1069c (Published 22 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1069
  1. Philip Leech
  1. Principal medical officer NHS Executive, Leeds LS2 7UE

    EDITOR,—In their paper on appropriate prescribing in asthma in east London Jeannette Naish and colleagues highlight the difficulties in defining and measuring good prescribing.1 In both the paper and the Editor's choice, statements are made that pressure to reduce the cost of prescribing in asthma may lead to a reduction in prophylactic treatment, lower the quality of asthma care, and be cost ineffective. The implication of these statements is …

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