An in-depth review by the Royal College of Physicians found that two thirds of asthma-linked deaths could have been easily avoided.

According to sources, three people die from asthma every day in UK and every 10 seconds someone suffers from a potentially life-threatening attack.

Inquiring the sample of 195 deaths for which detailed records were available, the college found that a quarter had received less than satisfactory care and there was room for improvement in 83 percent of the cases.

According to sources, the review also found that many of the patients who died, had excessively used their reliever inhalers in the months running up to death – indicating they were not managing their disease well.

Experts say that the medics should have spotted that they were repeatedly prescribing these inhalers and taken action.


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