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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The link between practice nurse training and asthma outcomes
Authors: Hoskins, Gaylor
Neville, Ron
Smith, Barbara
Clark, Roland A
Contact Email: gaylor.hoskins@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: May-1999
Publisher: Mark Allen Healthcare
Citation: Hoskins G, Neville R, Smith B & Clark RA (1999) The link between practice nurse training and asthma outcomes, British Journal of Community Nursing, 4 (5), pp. 222-228.
Abstract: This article details the results of a study undertaken to establish whether or not there is a link between the level of practice nurse training and clinical outcomes in asthma management. General practices within one health district voluntarily ‘opted in' to an asthma management initiative which involved clinical audit of 30 asthma patients. Thirty two (41%) practices submitted details on 954 asthma patients. Positive patient outcomes were associated with practices that had clinics organized by a specially trained asthma nurse (n=11). Fewer patients in this group suffered from asthma symptoms, they had fewer acute attacks, were given more aggressive short course systemic steroids and fewer patients lost days as a result of asthma, when compared with practices where the clinics were run by nurses who did not have the diploma qualification (n=14). The authors conclude that there is a strong case for recommending that all general practices should employ a nurse who has undertaken specialized training in asthma in order to improve patient management.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/10628
URL: http://www.internurse.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/abstract.html?uid=7485
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in British Journal of Community Nursing, Vol. 4, Iss. 5, 05 May 1999, pp 222 - 228 by Mark Allen Healthcare Ltd. The original publication is available at http://www.internurse.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/abstract.html?uid=7485
Affiliation: NMAHP Research
University of Edinburgh
University of Dundee
University of Dundee

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