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Salbutamol Administration via Nebulizer Versus Metered-Dose Inhalers: Clinical Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness

Last updated: August 2, 2019
Project Number: RB1367-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of administering salbutamol via nebulizer versus metered dose inhalers in pre-hospital or emergency settings?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of administering salbutamol via nebulizer versus metered dose inhalers in pre-hospital or emergency settings?

Key Message

One randomized controlled trial and one non-randomized study were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of administering salbutamol via nebulizer versus metered dose inhalers in pre-hospital or emergency settings. No relevant economic evaluations were identified regarding the cost-effectiveness of administering salbutamol via nebulizer versus metered dose inhalers in pre-hospital or emergency settings.