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Scoring system developed for drug related morbidity

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 28 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:255
  1. CFA Pantin,
  2. R King,
  3. U Pathak,
  4. DR Baldwin,
  5. P Sherwood Burge,
  6. MJ Cushley
  1. Consultant physician Systems analyst Department of Respiratory Medicine, City General Hospital, Stoke on Trent ST4 6QG
  2. General practitioner Cobridge, Stoke on Trent ST6 3HR
  3. Locum consultant physician Department of Respiratory Medicine, Green Lane Hospital, Auckland 1003, New Zealand
  4. Consultant physician Birmingham Chest Clinic, Birmingham B3 3HX
  5. Consultant physician Corbett Hospital, Stourbridge

    EDITOR,—Nick Steen and colleagues describe the development of a symptom based outcome measure for asthma.1 The Midlands Thoracic Society's research group is developing a simple scoring system for morbidity related to drugs used for asthma. This will be used in asthma clinics to monitor individual patients and audit the clinic. The morbidity measures include scales for the highest peak expiratory flow in the clinic as a percentage of the predicted flow (10 items); the variability in peak expiratory flow in the week before the clinic …

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