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Australian hospital readmissions for children’s asthma at 10-year high, study finds

Report author says one key driver is rise in respiratory infections due to lack of immunity to common viruses after Covid lockdowns

Hospital readmissions for asthma in children have hit a 10-year high, raising concerns the chronic illness is not being managed properly and putting young Australians at risk.

The report from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute published in the Journal of Asthma on Thursday has revealed one in three children with asthma, mostly preschoolers, are readmitted each year to hospital compared with one in five a decade ago.

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