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Association between respiratory prescribing, air pollution and deprivation, in primary health care

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/2013
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Public Health
Issue number4
Volume35
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)502-509
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We investigated the association between respiratory prescribing, air quality and deprivation in primary health care. Most previous studies have used data from secondary and tertiary care to quantify air pollution effects on exacerbations of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, these outcomes capture patients who suffer from relatively severe symptoms.