A recent report outlines the good and the bad news about asthma
Asthma is a common chronic condition among Australians, particularly children. In recent years, federal and state governments have responded to community and health professionals’ concerns by investing in strategies to improve asthma management.1 Coinciding with this, new pharmaceutical formulations have become available for managing asthma. The latest publication from the Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Asthma in Australia 2005,2 provides a timely review of the good and the bad news about asthma over the past few years (Box).
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