90669 - Why is difficult asthma difficult and how to manage it
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A presentation on diagnosis, management, and referral recommendations for difficult to manage asthma patients.Relevance to General Practice
Asthma affects almost 11 percent of Australians (Australian Bureau of Statistics. National Health Survey 2014-15), with GPs playing a central role in management. While the management and outcomes for mild to moderate asthma have improved significantly over the past decades, a recent national survey showed that many patients still have uncontrolled symptoms, with increased risk for impaired quality of life and risk of death. (MJA 2015;202:492-7). There is a need for GPs to remain up to date with recent developments and management in this area, to optimise therapy for these patients.