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August/September 2007 (vol. 04/2)

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Occupational asthma

There is neither an internationally agreed definition of occupational asthma nor a standard UK approach to investigating or managing patients. An assessment approach combining the Delphi (questionnaire-based) and Nominal Group (face-to-face meeting) techniques was used to obtain consensus from expert members of the UK Group of Occupational Respiratory Disease Specialists. Consensus was reached on 10 indicators for defining occupational asthma and 18 resources required to run a specialist occupational asthma clinic.

Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2007; 64: 361–365

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Occupational Health at Work August/September 2007 (vol. 04/2) pp41