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Guideline - From the NAEPP & NHLBI

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 2: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

State-of-the-art clinical practice guidelines for diagnosing and managing asthma that update the 1991 expert panel report and incorporate the most recent scientific information available on the care of patients with asthma. Provides information on treating asthma at all severity levels and stresses both clinical and self-management strategies. Also provides a comprehensive discussion of current medications and their appropriate use. 146 pages. NIH Publication No. 97-4051

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Data Fact Sheet - From the NAEPP

Asthma ranks among the most common chronic conditions in the United States, affecting an estimated 14.9 million persons in 1995 and causing over 1.5 million emergency department visits, about 500,000 hospitalizations, and over 5,500 deaths. The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) developed this Data Fact Sheet on Asthma Statistics to assist in planning and evaluation, and encourage program planners, health administrators, and others to become more involved in asthma education. 4 pages. Publication No.: 55-798.

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