Written action plans for asthma: an evidence-based review of the key components
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    What should patients do when asthma becomes less well controlled?
    • Graeme P Currie, Specialist Registrar in Respiratory Medicine
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      • Daniel K C Lee

    Dear Editor

    The evidenced based-review by Gibson and Powell [1] highlights the benefit of written action plans when incorporated into the care of asthmatic patients. It is important to note that in most of their randomised controlled trials, patients were instructed to at least double the inhaled corticosteroid dose during deteriorating asthma control. A study in the Lancet has however provided little evidence tha...

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