TABLE I

Allocation of patients

Randomised
Integrated careConventional careAllocated to conventional care*Total
Randomised to peak flow meter:
Enhanced education 67 63 7137
No education 71 6710148
Randomised to no peak flow meter:
Enhanced education 67 65 11143
No education 66 67 8141
Already possessing peak flow meter:
Enhanced education 47 4624117
No education 45 4129115
Total36334989801
  •  *Asthma was too severe for randomisation.