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Outcomes measurement for asthma following acute presentation to an emergency department

journal contribution
posted on 05.04.2019, 00:00 authored by G Masters, Sonja HallSonja Hall, M Phillips, D Boldy
The Asthma Management Plan (AMP) was developed by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand in 1989 to provide a more uniform approach to asthma care, aimed at reducing mortality, morbidity and emergency presentations. The AMP is often supplemented with Asthma Clinical Pathways (CPs) within the emergency department and hospital setting. This study was designed to evaluate the impact of these two instruments on asthma outcomes one month after presentation to the emergency department. The AMP and CP were both found to have had positive influences on asthma management. However, the study illustrates that there continue to be problems with asthma management, which would be improved by a more consistent use of these instruments.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

24

Issue

3

Start Page

53

End Page

60

Number of Pages

8

eISSN

1449-8944

ISSN

0156-5788

Location

Deakin, ACT

Publisher

CSIRO Publishing

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Curtin University of Technology; Princess Margaret Hospital; Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital;

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Australian Health Review