139630 - New asthma technologies: how can smart inhalers help improve adherence rates?
This program will review barriers to Asthma medication adherence. It will ? identify reasons for poor adherence to prescribed asthma regimens and review the benefits of new technologies that are available to aid in improving asthma control and adherence.Relevance to General Practice
Australia has one of the highest prevalence rates of asthma worldwide, with a prevalence rate of approximately 10%. There is a perception that asthma is no longer a problem, as mortality and hospitalisation rates have improved. However, despite advances in asthma management, asthma control remains sub-optimal.Learning outcomes