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Millions 'wasted' on asthma

1st May 2007

Asthma UK has accused the NHS of wasting millions of pounds every year.

The charity has argued that three quarters of asthma-related emergency admissions could have been avoided if the NHS practised better preventative medicine for asthma sufferers.  In a new report the charity says more information to help patients manage their conditions could save the NHS in England £43.7 million a year. The report revealed that an average of 185 asthma sufferers are admitted into hospital daily and that one in six require further emergency care again within a fortnight. The charity also says that over 10% of these people leave hospital unaware of what to do if another attack occurs.


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