More than 1m people with asthma may NOT have the condition and could be taking medication unnecessarily

  • NICE says there is no evidence a third of asthma patients have the disease
  • Watchdog is concerned they are receiving treatment they don't need
  • Now advises doctors to carry out clinical tests before diagnosing patients
  • This includes a spirometer - which measures volume of airway obstruction
  • However asthma charities say patients aren't receiving adequate care 
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