Asthma care standard improved

The health watchdog wants to change the way people with asthma are cared for and improve the quality of care patients receive in England.

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'Significant step' towards world-class asthma care

With mortality 50% higher than the EU average, and hospital admissions significantly more common than elsewhere in the developed world, most people working in respiratory disease today will recognise that there is considerable scope for improving asthma care in this country.

We hope that, by outlining priority areas for quality improvement, this new quality standard document will mark a significant step towards the kind of world-class care everyone working in the industry wants for the four and a half million people living with asthma across England.

– Dr Penny Woods, British Lung Foundation

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