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Device use errors among patients with asthma and COPD and the role of training: a real-life study.

Papaioannou AI, Bartziokas K, Hillas G, et al. Device use errors among patients with asthma and COPD and the role of training: a real-life study. Postgrad Med. 2021;133(5):524-529. doi: 10.1080/00325481.2021.1902188.

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Papaioannou AI, Bartziokas K, Hillas G, et al. Postgrad Med. 2021;133(5):524-529.
| September 8, 2021

Incorrect use of medical devices can lead to unfavorable outcomes. In this study of 663 patients with asthma and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), 41% demonstrated incorrect use of their inhaler. Incorrect use was more common among older patients and associated with more acute exacerbations.

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Papaioannou AI, Bartziokas K, Hillas G, et al. Device use errors among patients with asthma and COPD and the role of training: a real-life study. Postgrad Med. 2021;133(5):524-529. doi: 10.1080/00325481.2021.1902188.