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Measuring compliance with inhaled medication in asthma.
  1. J A Coutts,
  2. N A Gibson,
  3. J Y Paton
  1. Department of Child Health, Royal Hospital For Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow.


    Using an electronic inhaler timer device (Nebulizer Chronolog), compliance with the prescribed frequency of inhaled prophylactic medication in 14 asthmatic children was measured. Underuse occurred in 55% of study days while overuse occurred in only 2%. Such devices provide an important new tool for investigating inhaled drug compliance.

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