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A controlled retrospective pilot study of an 'at-risk asthma register' in primary care
Primary Care Respiratory Journal
There are few reports of primary care initiatives designed to improve management of asthma patients who are at risk of adverse outcomes. Aim: To assess the impact on emergency treatments, service use, and costs, of introducing an at-risk asthma register in a general practice surgery. Methods: Asthma patients demonstrating characteristics associated with adverse outcomes were added to an at-risk register. Tags were placed in patients' records and practice staff were trained to ensure theirdoi:10.1016/j.pcrj.2006.01.002 pmid:16701771 fatcat:xai4anplpngczedqo5omt4fxdu