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Asthma in primary care

Cathy M. Jackson

in Asthma

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199638918
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740893 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199638918.003.0013

Series: Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library

Asthma in primary care

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• The primary care contract recognizes that the responsibility for the diagnosis and long-term management of asthma lies principally with the primary healthcare team • Overall outcomes are best when doctors and nurses trained in asthma deliver the service in primary care • The Quality Outcome Framework (QOF) of the primary care contract in the UK sets out four revised indicators of quality of care of patients with asthma • Review should be proactive rather than reactive.

Chapter.  2081 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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