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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Clinical symptoms and 'off label' prescribing in children with asthma
Author(s): Hoskins, Gaylor
McCowan, Colin
Neville, Ron
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Keywords: asthma
child health
drug labeling
family practice
Issue Date: Mar-2007
Date Deposited: 12-Nov-2012
Citation: Hoskins G, McCowan C & Neville R (2007) Clinical symptoms and 'off label' prescribing in children with asthma. British Journal of General Practice, 57 (536), pp. 220-222.
Abstract: A UK-wide database of structured asthma review consultations was used to investigate the prevalence of ‘off-label' anti-asthma prescriptions in relationship to clinical symptoms of asthma control. The 1050 children (6.1%) aged 16 years or under issued with an off-label prescription reported more nighttime, daytime and activity asthma symptoms, and used more short-acting β2-agonist medication than their peers. Off-label prescribing for children with asthma in UK primary care is associated with worse levels of self-reported asthma control.
Rights: Publisher allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in British Journal of General Practice, 57(536): pp.220–222, 03/2007, by Royal College of General Practitioners.

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