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Children with asthma and their families benefit from asthma education

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 18 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3342
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. 1Quebec

    Education on asthma management delivered to children and their families in small, interactive groups has improved their quality of life and reduced the number of visits to the emergency department and the need for oral corticosteroids, a Canadian study reports (CMAJ doi:10.1503/cmaj.080947).

    The randomised controlled trial looked at 398 children aged 3 to 16 years admitted to the emergency department of the Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Children in the control group followed the usual care recommended by their family physician, along with an …

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