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Arch Dis Child. 1987 April; 62(4): 414–415.
PMCID: PMC1778349

Management of asthma in schools.


A questionnaire on asthma in schools was circulated to 291 Nottingham schools. The response rate was 91%. Three areas of concern were identified: are schools aware of all their asthmatic pupils; should children have more access to their medications in school; and do teachers need more guidance in supervising illnesses.

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