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Table 4 Prescribed medicines for asthma patients

From: A short-term educational program improved physicians’ adherence to guidelines for COPD and asthma in Shanghai

  GINA I GINAII GINA III GINA IV Total
  (n = 5) (n = 20) (n = 22) (n = 10) (n = 57)
Combined LABA with steroid 80.0% 57.9% 19.1% 30.0% 38.6%
ICS 60.0% 52.6% 42.9% 70.0% 50.9%
Short acting bronchodilator 60.0% 36.8% 71.4% 90.0% 59.7%
leukotriene receptor antagonist 60.0% 42.1% 23.8% 40.0% 35.1%
Antibiotics 40.0% 36.8% 52.4% 70.0% 47.4%
Expectorants 20.0% 21.1% 28.6% 50.0% 28.1%
Chinese traditional medicine 20.0% 5.3% 14.3% 10.0% 10.5%
Antitussive 20.0% 10.5% 9.5% 0.0% 8.8%
Combined ≥2 bronchodilators 0.0% 31.6% 4.8% 60.0% 24.6%
Oral corticosteroid 0.0% 31.6% 28.6% 30.0% 26.3%