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Title: Community asthma management of emergency department patients: A pilot study of adherence with national consensus guidelines.
Austin 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
Issue Date: Jun-2018 2018-05-03
Publication information: Emergency Medicine Australasia : EMA 2018; 30(3): 423-425
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.
DOI: 10.1111/1742-6723.13092
ORCID: 0000-0002-8986-9997
PubMed URL: 29726124
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: asthma
emergency department
general practice
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