oa South African Family Practice - Improving the rate of Peak Expiratory Flow measurements (PEFR) in a general practice : scientific letter

Volume 46, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... Scientific letter SA Fam Pract 2004;46(6) 4 To the editor: The importance of measuring PEFR in the management of patients with asthma is widely recognized in consensus statements and guidelines.1 PEFR measurement is affordable, simple to measure and impacts positively on morbidity and mortality3, 4 Family practitioners have been shown to not optimally assess therapy and outcomes in asthma care and in particular to not use PEF meters.3 Although some studies suggest that use of and acceptance of PEF meters has improved in family practice the availability of PEF meters after hours is still a problem.5 As a result of ..

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