Asthma deaths rise 33% in past decade in England and WalesBMJ 2019; 366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l5108 (Published 09 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5108
- Gareth Iacobucci
- The BMJ
Deaths from asthma in England and Wales have increased by a third in the past decade, a new analysis has shown.
The analysis of official figures from the Office for National Statistics, released by the charity Asthma UK on 9 August, shows that more than 1400 adults and children died from asthma attacks in 2018, an 8% increase since 2017.
Overall, more than 12 700 people have died from asthma in England and Wales in the past decade. Deaths increased by 33% during 2008-18.
The charity emphasised the need for improvement in basic areas of care, such …