Inhaler technique key to good control

Answer

PEOPLE with incorrect technique are ~1.5 times more likely to be admitted to hospital, 1.6 times more likely to visit the emergency department and 1.5 times more likely to require antibiotics or oral corticosteroids than those with correct technique. 1 

Check a person’s inhaler technique, using a spacer where appropriate, when they start treatment and at every consultation. 2 Incorrect technique is common and can be a cause of poor asthma control. 3,4