Table 2

Management at discharge (n=280)

Total (n=280)SMP (n=135)SC (n=145)p value
SMP=self-management programme; SC=standard care.
χ2 test for association for categorical variables.
Inhaled steroids at discharge267 (95%)134 (99%)133 (92%)<0.01
Long acting β2 agonist at discharge100 (36%)43 (32%)57 (39%)0.2
Oral steroids at discharge264 (94%)133 (98%)131 (90%)0.06
Hospital follow up appointment arranged254 (91%)132 (98%)122 (84%)<0.01