Respiratory problems are the most common reason for general practice consultation and emergency medical admission to hospital.
Most respiratory illness can be managed in primary care. Asthma accounts for 2-3 per cent of general practice consultations, with 85 per cent of asthma patients managed exclusively in primary care.
Serious causes of respiratory disease kill one in four people in the UK, and account for more deaths than coronary artery disease or non-respiratory cancer.
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths in men and women. It requires continuity of care and coordination with other healthcare providers.
Here we have collated key articles from our journals to help you meet the curriculum requirements in this area.
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These curriculum resources are regularly updated with relevant articles from our range of healthcare publications. All articles are reviewed by GP advisers. We have set the standard lifetime of an article at two years and will aim to renew all articles within that timeframe. However, some older articles will remain in the listing if our reviewers believe there to be no significant changes to the topic covered.
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