New asthma guidelines for doctors

Structural Survey

ISSN: 0263-080X

Article publication date: 1 December 2004



(2004), "New asthma guidelines for doctors", Structural Survey, Vol. 22 No. 5.



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New asthma guidelines for doctors

New asthma guidelines for doctors

Doctors and practice nurses have been called upon to identify the possible cause of asthma when diagnosing patients, especially where the disease may be traced to the workplace. New guidelines ask doctors and practice nurses to help prevent occupational asthma by, for example, asking patients about the nature of their work and their workplace. The guidelines published by the British Occupational Health Research Foundation (BOHRF), supported by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), will help doctors and practice nurses recognise and report asthma cases where the disease may have been caused or exacerbated at work. The guidelines are available at

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