Asthma care needs risk-based approach

Asthma guidelines should be based on future risk instead of focusing on day-to-day symptom control, UK researchers suggest.

A revised risk-based approach as already used in cardiovascular disease may reduce the number of asthma attacks, they said.

Writing in the Primary Care Respiratory Journal, they said the current stepwise approach to reduce daily symptoms was not appropriate for a "significant proportion" of people whose symptoms did not accurately