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Peak expiratory flow rate does not predict exacerbation of asthma

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 15 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:0-g

Question Does measuring peak expiratory flow rate predict asthma exacerbations?

Synopsis This non-randomised controlled study was conducted in an interesting setting: 36 pharmacies spread over a geographical area to study the effect of care provided by pharmacists to patients with asthma. Randomised by pharmacy, patients received either a peak flow meter with instructions from the pharmacist on how to use it, a peak flow meter …

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