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Paediatric Respiratory Nursing Posts in Secondary Care Reduce Asthma Morbidity, but Provision is Variable
  1. John C Furness (john.furness{at}cddft.nhs.uk)
  1. British Lung Foundation and County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
    1. Mike C McKean (m.c.mckean{at}ncl.ac.uk)
    1. British Lung Foundation, Newacstle upon Tyne Acute Hospitals NHs Foundation Trust, United Kingdom

      Abstract

      British Guidelines on Asthma recommend nurse delivered structured discharges for all children with asthma. We carried out a postal and telephone survey to look at the provision of this. 20 out of 34 (59%)of hosptials in Northern and Yorkshire Regions do not have a recognised paediatric respiratory nurse post to facilitate this aspect of care.

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