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Measuring peak flow at home

Abstract

For the last year it has been possible to prescribe peak flow (PF) meters ‘to assist in the care of patients with asthma’.1 Patients can use them to provide an objective measure against which to adjust their treatment and a record to allow discussion of management with their doctor. Self-management is a central goal for asthmatic patients2 and a home PF meter can be used to achieve this.3,4

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