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Table 1 Treatment categories

From: Prescribing of long-acting beta-2-agonists/inhaled corticosteroids after the SMART trial

  At least one prescription in at least one quarter within a particular calendar year
Category LABA & ICS (fixed or non-fixed in the same quarter) LABA (no ICS) ICS (no LABA)
Concomitant LABA/ICS users X - Possible*
Switchers X X Possible**
Non-concomitant LABA/ICS users - X X**
LABA users without ICS - X -
ICS users without LABA - - X*
  1. *in up to all quarters of a particular calendar year, **except from the quarters with a LABA only prescription in up to all quarters of a particular calendar year.