Friday, 19 June 2015

Patient safety failures in asthma care: the scale of unsafe prescribing in the UK

Patient safety failures in asthma care: the scale of unsafe prescribing in the UK


Asthma UK has subsequently analysed data from over 500 UK GP practices which shows these prescribing errors were just the tip of the iceberg.

The analysis reveals there is evidence that over 22,000 people with asthma in the UK, including 2,000 children, have been prescribed medicines (long-acting reliever inhalers) in a way that is so unsafe they have a ‘black box warning’ in the USA due to the risk they pose to the lives of people with asthma. NHS Networks

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