Asthma management in general practice: a chronic disease health priority

Rudolphy, Steven (2008) Asthma management in general practice: a chronic disease health priority. Australian Family Physician, 37 (9). pp. 710-714.

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Abstract

Background: Asthma mortality rates in Australia have declined over the past 20 years but are not low by international standards. Evidence based guidelines such as the National Asthma Council's Asthma management handbook, Enhanced Primary Care financial incentives, and practice recall infrastructure can be utilised in general practice to manage patients with asthma.

Objective: This article provides an overview of asthma management based on the National Asthma Council's Asthma management handbook.

Discussion: Asthma is one of the Australian Government's chronic disease health priorities. To promote ideal asthma care and management, incentives such as the Asthma Cycle of Care, GP Management Plans and Team Care Arrangements have been instituted. However, trends in the use of these incentives must be maintained if we are to continue to reduce Australia's asthma mortality rate.

Item ID: 25269
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 0300-8495
Keywords: asthma, asthma management, general practice, asthma management handbook
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2013 03:52
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology > 110203 Respiratory Diseases @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920115 Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma) @ 100%
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