Incorrect use of asthma inhalers rife
New Australian research, released on World Asthma Day, shows most asthmatics are using their inhalers incorrectly, damaging their health and hitting the country in the hip pocket.
A study by the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney has revealed that while most people think they're using their medication effectively, they are actually making multiple errors.
The cross-sectional study of 200 patients found that 73% perceive their inhaler technique to be good or excellent.
Yet when checked, all 200 patients performed at least two errors during use,