Treatment of children with asthma

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7008.810a (Published 23 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:810
  1. Nigel Speight
  1. Consultant paediatrician Dryburn Hospital, Durham DH1 5TW

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    EDITOR,--In their excellent and comprehensive account of treating asthmatic children John Rees and John Price rightly emphasise the importance of “partnership in management” and “self management plans,” including “an agreed action plan of what to do…if the child has an acute asthma attack.”1 However, in the subsequent part of the article dealing with acute severe asthma, the principle of partnership with parents …

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