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  1. Rianna Burrill,
  2. Will Carroll
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Northampton General Hospital, Northampton, UK
  2. Derbyshire Children’s Hospital, Derby, UK; will.carroll@nhs.net

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Do written asthma action plans reduce hospital admissions?

A 6-year-old girl presents for a routine asthma follow-up appointment. She takes 200 μg per day of inhaled budesonide and uses her salbutamol 3–4 times per week. She has been in hospital three times in the last 2 years. The medical student in clinic asks whether you intend to offer a written management plan as these are used widely in adult practice.

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In children with asthma [patient] do written asthma action management plans [intervention] reduce hospital admissions [outcome]?

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Medline 1950 to May week 4 2008 using the OVID interface limited to the English language: {exp Infant/or exp Child/or exp Adolescent/or exp Child, Preschool/} AND {exp Action plan/ or exp Self management/or exp Written guidelines/or exp Written advice or/exp Discharge plan/or exp Self care/or exp/Education/or exp …

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