Background-The aim was to establish a continuing district based confidential enquiry into deaths from asthma.
Methods-confidential enquiry was conducted in an English health district.
Subjects comprised 24 residents of the Norwich health district aged between 16 and 65 years who had died between 1988 and 1991 with asthma as the principal cause of death.
Twenty one of the patients (88%) died away from hospital.
Overall the routine asthmaa management was appropriate in all respects in only four patients.
In five cases the drug treatment was considered inappropriate, in 10 cases (42%) there was no written evidence tha the patient had received advice and edu cation, and only six cases had a written management plan.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Homme, Fonction respiratoire, Asthme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Epidemiology, Mortality, Human, Lung function, Asthma
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0093240
Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 199406.