Table 2

Information given by pharmacists when patients were purchasing asthma medication (n=417, response rate 76%)

Often or always Seldom or never
Use of prescribed medication 90%10%
Compliance with medication92%8%
Correct use of preventers and relievers93%7%
Correct use of inhalers 65%35%
Inhalation technique 35%65%
Use of PEF measurements14%86%
Treatment problems and referral to own doctor if needed86%14%
Use of education material, actively offered44%56%
Availability of educational material in the pharmacy82%18%