5 do-not-dos in paediatric asthma
Doctors should avoid these five therapies when caring for young asthma patients, in the latest list of ineffective, overused or inappropriate interventions.
These are considered the top five low-value practices in managing paediatric asthma, according to the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand:
- Do not prescribe combination therapy (inhaled corticosteroids with long-acting beta2 agonist) as initial therapy in mild to moderate asthma before a trial of inhaled corticosteroids alone.
- Do not prescribe antibiotics for exacerbation