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Written action plans for asthma: an evidence-based review of the key components.

Authors
  • Gibson, P G
  • Powell, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Thorax
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2004
Volume
59
Issue
2
Pages
94–99
Identifiers
PMID: 14760143
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Individualised written action plans based on personal best PEF, using 2-4 action points, and recommending both ICS and OCS for treatment of exacerbations consistently improve asthma health outcomes. Other variations appear less beneficial or require further study. These observations provide a guide to the types of variations possible with written action plans, and strongly support the use of individualised complete written action plans.

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