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released: 22 Oct 2007 author: Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring

In 2004, the Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring reviewed the proposal indicators for monitoring asthma in Australia and published a set of recommended indicators. An accompanying data development plan was published in 2005. This report reviews the outcomes of the indicator review, the lessons learnt through experience with various data sources, progress so far with asthma data development and where national asthma monitoring might go in the future.

ISBN 978 1 74024 730 6; Cat. no. ACM 12; 0pp.; INTERNET ONLY

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Sections
    1. Introduction
    2. Status of current recommended asthma indicators
      1. Prevalence of ever having doctor-diagnosed asthma
      2. Prevalence of current asthma
      3. Prevalence of recent wheeze
      4. Prevalence of airway hyper responsiveness
      5. Impact of asthma on quality of life
      6. Index of asthma control
      7. Death rate for asthma, all ages
      8. Death rate for asthma, persons aged 5-34 years
      9. Prevalence of smoking in people with asthma
      10. Prevalence of smoking in the household where children with asthma reside
      11. Prevalence of occupational asthma
      12. Proportion of schools using the Asthma Friendly Schools program
      13. Hospital separation rate for asthma
      14. Hospital patient days for asthma
      15. Hospital re-admissions for asthma within 28 days
      16. Number of individuals with separations for asthma
      17. Rate of emergency department attendance for asthma
      18. Rate of asthma-related general practice encounters
      19. Rate of Asthma 3+ Visit Plan payments
      20. Health-care visits for acute episodes of asthma
      21. Proportion of people with asthma who have a written asthma action plan
      22. Proportion of people with asthma who use 'preventers' regularly
      23. The proportion of people with asthma who have had recent spirometry
      24. Costs of asthma
    3. Review of data development activities
      1. Survey questions
      2. Data linkage
      3. Validation of coding
      4. Other data development
    4. Future directions
      1. Ongoing monitoring
      2. Refining asthma indicators
  • End matter
    • References
    • Appendix A

Recommended citation

Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring 2007. Australian asthma indicators: five-year review of asthma monitoring in Australia. Cat. no. ACM 12. Canberra: AIHW.

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