Asthma hospital admission rates vary 'alarmingly'
There are "alarming variations" in the number of people with asthma admitted to hospital in an emergency, depending on where they live, says Asthma UK.
Figures for 2010-11 in England show that the admission rate for children in Liverpool was 19 times higher than in Tower Hamlets.
Adult hospital admission rates also varied widely across England.
Helena Lee reports.