NIHR Signal: 'As-needed' combination asthma inhalers can be more effective than regular inhaled steroids

NIHR Dissemination Centre
NIHR Dissemination Centre
Publication date:
19 December 2019


Expert review of RCT (n=885) which found lower rate of asthma exacerbations with combination vs. maintenance steroid plus as-needed therapy (absolute rate/patient/year 0.119 vs 0.172, RR 0.69, 95% CI 0.48-1.0); states approach has potential benefits over current UK management.