Children: incidents of dangerous asthma prescribing in the United Kingdom (UK) 2013

This statistic displays data on the total estimated incidents of dangerous prescribing of asthma medication among children in the United Kingdom (UK) in the period 2010 to 2013. In the United Kingdom there were approximately 12 thousand cases of dangerous prescribing among children, of which 785 incidents took place in Scotland.

Total estimated incidents of dangerous asthma prescribing among children in the United Kingdom (UK) 2013*

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Release date

June 2015


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2010 to 2013*

Supplementary notes

* Data was extracted between 2010 and 2013.
Prescribing incidents included: people with asthma prescribed a long-acting reliever inhaler (LABA or LAMA) without inhaled steroids, and people with asthma prescribed more than 12 reliever inhalers without a review in the last 12 months. People who had both errors were only counted once.

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