Table 2

 Facilities and knowledge of asthma care in Finnish health centres in 200020

Facility/knowledgeProportion of health centres(%)
Peak flow meters available100
Guided self-management used98
Inhaled corticosteroid as first line medication97
Spirometry available95
Local asthma-responsible person designated
    General practitioner83
Regional asthma programme available79
Diagnosis of adult asthma in health centre77
At least annual follow up visit recommended75
Asthma education arranged for professionals (mean 3.2 sessions/centre in 2 years)71