Community asthma management of emergency department patients: A pilot study of adherence with national consensus guidelines

AuthorsRoss, N.D.
Taylor, D.M.
Sellar, A.J.
Chen, H.H.
Plant, L.D.
McLean, D.
Berlingeri, P.
Gavan, R.
Wieland, T.J.
Knott, J.C.
McDonald, C.F.
TypeResearch Report
JournalEmergency Medicine Australasia : EMA
PubMed ID29726124
Year of Publication2018
URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29726124
DOI/10.1111/1742-6723.13092
Download Ross_et_al-2018-Emergency_Medicine_Australasia.pdf (141.7 KB)
AbstractWe aimed to determine whether the outpatient management of ED patients with asthma adheres to Australia's Asthma Consensus Guidelines. Adult patients, under treatment for asthma, were administered a validated questionnaire. Data on their outpatient management were collected and analysed descriptively. Of 51 patients, 14 smoked and 35 did not undergo regular GP review. Twenty-one patients had a good understanding of a written asthma action plan although only 15 owned one. Fourteen patients used no preventer medication. Patients were only able to identify a mean of 3.4 asthma triggers. Most patients' management does not adhere to Australian guidelines.

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