|Journal||Emergency Medicine Australasia : EMA|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Download||Ross_et_al-2018-Emergency_Medicine_Australasia.pdf (141.7 KB)|
|Abstract||We 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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