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Potential limited: the economic cost of uncontrolled asthma

This report aims to explore the economic impact on patients from being unable to control their asthma – in particular through lower earnings and more limited opportunities to work and study.

National asthma strategy 2018

The development of a new National Asthma Strategy is enabling asthma stakeholders to work together to develop a national plan to take Australia to the next stage of improvement in asthma health outcomes.
Briefing paper

Current practice and new approaches in asthma: perspectives of asthma practitioners and patients

This exploratory paper explores current practice and new approaches to asthma healthcare in Australia, in order to stimulate new thinking and action to target care gaps and redress stalled progress against asthma outcomes.

Using PBS and MBS data to report on the treatment and management of chronic respiratory conditions 2016–17

This report investigates the utility of the Pharmaceuticals Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) claims data in answering key research questions for reporting on the treatment and management of chronic respiratory conditions in Australia.
Working paper

A collaborative approach to national surveillance for respiratory epidemics, including thunderstorm epidemics

This working paper outlines the content of a workshop on developing a national surveillance approach for respiratory epidemics, which was held in Canberra on 3 May 2017. It is intended as a resource for policy makers, hospital administrators, clinicians, researchers and peak organisations.

Ethnic equity in the management of child asthma: Developing and testing a primary care quality improvement tool

Two of the key challenges for the New Zealand health system are improving quality and reducing inequities in health. My plan was to develop and test a quality improvement intervention for primary care to help close the ethnic health gap for child asthma. To understand...

The use of lung function testing for the diagnosis and management of chronic airways disease

This demonstration data linkage study investigates the use of lung function testing in the diagnosis and management of chronic airways disease. It uses data from the 45 and Up Study linked to Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) data. The study shows...

Why am I?: The science of us: episode 4: Dirt poor is bad

Why Am I?: The Science of Us (also known as Predict My Future: The Science of Us) is a 2016 New Zealand documentary series about the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, a long-runningcohort study
Conference paper

Removing the effects of socioeconomic status on the geographic distribution of asthma events

Recent research in Perth, Western Australia has found that the risk of emergency department presentation for asthma is higher among children who live closer to major urban centres such as Perth and Fremantle. However, an increase in socio-economic status is also strongly associated with proximity...

Management of childhood 
asthma in general practice

This report determines changes in childhood asthma management rates between 2004–14, and examines current medication use and level of control in children attending general practice. Background Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are recommended for children with moderate or severe persistent asthma. The aims of this paper were...