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Evid Based Nurs 4:44 doi:10.1136/ebn.4.2.44
  • Treatment

A clinical pathway reduced use of nebulised β agonists and length of hospital stay in children with asthma exacerbations

Clinical pathway based care v usual care for children admitted with asthma exacerbations†

Outcome Clinical pathway Usual care RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
†Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Discharge within 24 hours of admission 38% 15% 162% (31 to 442) 5 (3 to 14)

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