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Prescribing patterns of asthma controller therapy for children in UK primary care: a cross-sectional observational study

Mike Thomas1*, Tarita Murray-Thomas2, Tao Fan3, Tim Williams2 and Stephanie Taylor3

Author Affiliations

1 Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, UK

2 General Practice Research Database, London, UK

3 Outcomes Research, Merck & Co, Inc., Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA

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BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2010, 10:29  doi:10.1186/1471-2466-10-29

Published: 14 May 2010

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RE-CLIC Survey Physician Questionnaire. physician survey form used in the study.

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Criteria for identifying a medical diagnosis of asthma or wheezing. Criteria for identifying a medical diagnosis of asthma or wheezing criteria for identifying children with asthma or wheezing in the GPRD.

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Table S5 for the manuscript Table S5: Characteristics of 10,004 children new to asthma controller therapy, stratified by treatment group (column percentages). original table S5.

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