Table 1

Combinations of β2agonists and glucocorticoids prescribed as maintenance treatment for patients with asthma

Primary care
(n = 58)
Clinic
(n = 54)
EEAAS
(n = 38)
Nil600
BD only1601
BD + low dose inhaled glucocorticoid25162
BD + high dose inhaled glucocorticoid83430
BD, inhaled glucocorticoid + oral glucocorticoid045
Low dose inhaled glucocorticoid only100
Unknown200
  • BD = bronchodilator; low dose inhaled steroid = less than 1 mg of any inhaled corticosteroid in a 24 hour period; high dose inhaled steroid = at least 1 mg of any inhaled corticosteroid in a 24 hour period.