New Asthma Handbook for Primary Care

In March 2014 the  Australian Asthma Handbook is Australia’s national guidelines for asthma management was released. ‘It provides evidence-based, practical guidance for health professionals diagnosing and managing asthma in adults and children in primary care.

First published in 1990, initially as the Asthma Management Plan and then as the Asthma Management Handbook, the Handbook was one of the first Australian guidelines addressing the diagnosis and management of a chronic condition. Throughout its seven editions, the Handbook has set the standard for best-practice asthma management in Australia by being comprehensive and user-friendly, and emphasising a team approach to asthma care. ‘

The abridged version is enclosed for your information and the full version can be ordered by clicking on the  more info link.

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