Asthma care in general practice

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6984.940c (Published 08 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:940
  1. R K Mckinley,
  2. W K Steele
  1. Senior lecturer Department of General Practice, University of Leicester, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester LE5 4PW
  2. Senior lecturer Department of General Practice, Queen's University of Belfast, Dunluce Health Centre, Belfast BT9 7HR

    EDITOR,—Simon A Evans and colleagues surveyed general practitioners in the North West Regional Health Authority and used the drugs and equipment they carried as surrogate measures of their preparedness to manage acute severe asthma.1 In early 1994 we repeated a study originally performed in 19892 to assess the change in use of peak flow measurements by general practitioners in Northern Ireland. Two questionnaire items are of interest, one asking whether general practitioners had a nebuliser available in their practice and the other asking whether they …

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