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Greenwich asthma study

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 11 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:709
  1. Helen Parnell, clinical nurse specialista,
  2. NT Cooke, consultant chest physician
  1. Airways Clinic, St Helier Hospital, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 1AA

    EDITOR—Premaratne et al's study highlights the difficulties encountered in implementing the British Thoracic Society's guidelines for asthma in Greenwich,1 an inner city area which has a high incidence of urban deprivation with all its attendant problems known to have an impact on asthma and quality of life.2

    When this study took place there was an explosion of asthma education for practice nurses, and it would have been useful to compare asthma knowledge and services within the control and intervention groups. The authors …

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