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Routine telephone review of asthma: Further investigation is required

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7401.1267-b (Published 05 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1267
  1. Brian McKinstry, senior researcher,
  2. David Heaney, senior researcher,
  3. Jeremy Walker, research fellow,
  4. Sally Wyke, director, Scottish School of Primary Care
  1. Community Health Sciences, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh EH8 9DZ
  2. Highlands and Islands Health Research Institute, University of Aberdeen, Beechwood Business Park North, Inverness IV2 3ED
  3. Research Unit in Health, Behaviour and Change, University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
  4. Lister Institute, Edinburgh EH8 9DR

    EDITOR—Pinnock et al conclude that telephone consultation for asthma review is an efficient option for patients in primary care.1 We have several concerns about this study.

    Firstly, a large number of patients (654/932) chose not to take part, and a further 307 were excluded for …

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