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|Title:||Community asthma management of emergency department patients: A pilot study of adherence with national consensus guidelines.|
|Authors:||Ross, Nicholas D;Taylor, David McD;Sellar, Ashleigh J;Chen, Hayley H;Plant, Luke D;McLean, Daniel;Berlingeri, Paul;Gavan, Rex;Weiland, Tracey J;Knott, Jonathan C;McDonald, Christine F|
|Affiliation:||Department of Medicine and Radiology, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
Department of Emergency Medicine, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Emergency Department, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Emergency Department, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Citation:||Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA 2018; online first: 3 May|
|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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