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Nurse versus physician-led care for the management of asthma

  1. Maarten C Kuethe1,*,
  2. Anja A P H Vaessen-Verberne1,
  3. Roy G Elbers2,
  4. Wim MC Van Aalderen3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Airways Group

Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 30 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009296.pub2


How to Cite

Kuethe MC, Vaessen-Verberne AAPH, Elbers RG, Van Aalderen WMC. Nurse versus physician-led care for the management of asthma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD009296. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009296.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    AMPHIA Hospital, Paediatrics, Breda, Netherlands

  2. 2

    Academic Medical Center, Dutch Cochrane Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  3. 3

    Emma Children's Hospital, Academic Medical Center, Department of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine and Allergy, Amsterdam, Netherlands

*Maarten C Kuethe, Paediatrics, AMPHIA Hospital, PO Box 90157, Breda, 4800 RL, Netherlands. kuethe@planet.nl. mkuethe@amphia.nl.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

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References to studies included in this review

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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Kamps 2003 {published data only}
  • Kamps AW, Brand PL, Kimpen JL, Maille AR, Overgoor-van de Groes AW, van Helsdingen-Peek LC, et al. Outpatient management of childhood asthma by paediatrician or asthma nurse: randomised controlled study with one year follow up. Thorax 2003;58(11):968-73.
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Kuethe 2011 {published data only}
  • Kuethe M, Vaessen-Verberne A, Mulder P, Bindels P, van Aalderen W. Paediatric asthma outpatient care by asthma nurse, paediatrician or general practitioner: randomised controlled trial with two-year follow-up. Primary Care Respiratory Journal 2011;20(1):84-91.
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References to studies excluded from this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Alexander 1988 {published data only}
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References to other published versions of this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Kuethe 2011
  • Kuethe MC, Vaessen-Verberne AAPH, Elbers GM, van Aalderen MC. Nurse versus physician led care for the management of asthma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 9. [DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009296]