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Asthma care outcomes

From Dr Michael Blackmore

Ringwood, Hants

Your piece on the outcomes of asthma care in adults (News,

1 June) raises an interesting point that I have been attempting to impress on the great and good for some time.

Examination of outcomes should lead to the development of improved process. The obsession with process as opposed to outcome should now finally be consigned to its proper place in the rubbish bin of experience.

The sensible approach is that advised by the study authors. First look at outcomes, then examine the processes that produced both the best and worst to determine the recommended process.

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