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Asthmatics have poor adherence to medication following hospitalisation

Hospitalized asthmatics don't maintain their asthma treatment regimen for very long following discharge claims a study group. After analyzing 52 people who were hospitalized for a severe asthma attack, they found that medications were reduced to 50% of prescribed dosage within a week (especially inhaled medications). Medication reduction was associated with increasing severity of symptoms. Black people are 2 or 3 times more likely to be hospitalized or to die from asthma than other population groups.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Ivanhoe Newswire

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About: Asthmatics have poor adherence to medication following hospitalisation

Date: 27 December 2004

Source: Ivanhoe Newswire

URL: http://www.ivanhoe.com/channels/p_channelstory.cfm?storyid=10257

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