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Prof Nurse. 1999 Nov;15(2):97-9.

Achieving compliance in asthma management.

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  • 1Eastbourne Hospitals NHS Trust, East Sussex.

Abstract

Up to three million asthma patients take their medication using a metered dose inhaler. The drive to reduce the world-wide use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) has resulted in the development of CFC-free metered dose inhalers. Nurses have an important part to play in managing the transition to CFC-free inhaler devices. This will provide an opportunity to improve levels of compliance with treatment and reduce asthma-induced morbidity and mortality

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