A large proportion of Canadians with asthma do not receive medical care that meets national standards, according to a new study.
During last month's American Thoracic Society meeting in Toronto, researchers from the University of Toronto discussed results from a survey of 266 primary care physicians and 1001 adults who either had asthma or were parents of children with asthma. The survey showed that 57% of patients have asthma that is poorly controlled, even though 91% said they thought their illness was well managed. Among the physicians, 77% thought their patients' asthma was properly controlled.
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