oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Cost-effectiveness of asthma therapy : clinical

Volume 73, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Extracted from text ... SA Pharmaceutical Journal - September 2006 40 CLINICAL In South Africa a management strategy for any medical condition, but especially a chronic condition like asthma, requires three equally important steps: 1. Diagnosis 2. Treatment 3. Application of a cost-effectiveness review strategy to the selected management principles This does not mean compromising on patient care, but rather critically choosing a road forward which benefits not only the patient but also the community. In addition a management plan is more than the use of a pharmacological agent to treat the condition; often a therapeutic strategy may include a more subtle intervention. In ..

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