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Letters Conflicting asthma guidelines

Developing guidelines is expensive

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 07 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k900
  1. Peter Littlejohns, professor of public health
  1. School of Population and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King's College London, London, UK
  1. peter.littlejohns{at}

Keely and Baxter1 are right that the UK needs a single, regularly updated, comprehensive and evidence based guideline. But I am not convinced that their “logical way forward” is the best solution.

I was director of clinical and public health at the National Institute for …

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