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Warning over 'needless' asthma deaths

Poor care is leading some asthma patients to die needlessly, a damning new report has found. Experts from the Royal College of Physicians found at least one "major potential avoidable factor" in 67% of the asthma deaths they investigated.

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Hundreds of asthma patients 'die needlessly in Britain'

Hundreds of asthma patients, including children, are dying needlessly in Britain every year.

A national review into the condition has found complacency, both by doctors and patients themselves, has contributed to a dip in the standard of care. It says two thirds of deaths could be avoided.

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