Letters Preventable deaths from asthma

Ignorance about teaching inhaler technique is widespread among healthcare professionals

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3452 (Published 05 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3452
  1. Duncan Keeley, general practitioner1
  1. 1Rycote Practice, Thame OX9 3JZ, UK
  1. duncan.keeley{at}nhs.net

It is a pity that the photograph illustrating your news piece on the important results of the National Review of Asthma Deaths shows a health professional carefully supervising the ineffective use of a metered dose inhaler by a child with asthma.1 The child has her mouth …

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