Comment: Should we still give our asthmatic patients written individualised management plans?

Peter G Gibson
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (8): .
Published online: 21 October 2002

Comment: A Cochrane systematic review identified the beneficial effects of planned asthma management and education that includes a written action plan.1 These findings have now been adapted for primary care and implemented as the Asthma 3+ Visit Plan. This involves a systematic assessment of asthma symptoms, lung function, and current treatment at each visit. Treatment and management skills are optimised and the patient is given written instructions on how and when to increase treatment when asthma deteriorates (a written action plan).

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