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[Articles] Trends in international asthma mortality: analysis of data from the WHO Mortality Database from 46 countries (1993–2012)

The trend for reduction in global asthma mortality observed since the late 1980s might have stalled, with no appreciable difference in a smoothed LOESS curve of asthma mortality from 2006 to 2012. Although better implementation of established management strategies that have been shown to reduce mortality risk is needed, to achieve a further substantive reduction in global asthma mortality novel strategies will also be required.

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