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FourFold Asthma Study (FAST): a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial evaluating the clinical cost-effectiveness of temporarily quadrupling the dose of inhaled steroid to prevent asthma exacerbations.

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BACKGROUND: Asthma is one of the commonest chronic diseases in the UK. Acute exacerbations of asthma are unpredictable, disruptive and frightening. They cause considerable morbidity and account for a large component of the health service costs of asthma. The widespread use of an asthma self-management plan, designed to encourage disease monitoring and timely intervention, can reduce exacerbations and is, therefore, recommended for all patients with asthma. Unfortunately, the majority of patie...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s13063-016-1608-6

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Grant:
Health Technology Assessment Programme 10/143/01
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Trials Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
1
Pages:
499
Publication date:
2016-10-13
Acceptance date:
2016-09-16
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EISSN:
1745-6215
Pubs id:
pubs:653362
URN:
uri:8323b36f-d4a7-42dc-a26f-0ab37879703e
UUID:
uuid:8323b36f-d4a7-42dc-a26f-0ab37879703e
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pubs:653362
Paper number:
1

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