Step down v usual dose (control) inhaled corticosteroids for chronic, stable asthma at 1 year*

OutcomesStep downControlRRI (95% CI)NNH
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRI, RRR, NNH, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Asthma exacerbations31%26%20% (−18 to 78)Not significant
Hospital admission3%1%297% (−39 to 2524)Not significant
Emergency department visit2%1%98% (−74 to 1405)Not significant
General practice visit35%32%8.9% (−23 to 54)Not significant
Home visit by general practitioner2%5%50% (−77 to 86)Not significant