Global strategy for asthma management and prevention
Global Initiative for Asthma
In the UK, 5.4 million people are currently receiving treatment for asthma, and every day 185 people are admitted to hospital due to asthma attacks, many of which could be prevented. Managing asthma patients through a process of assessment, choosing appropriate maintenance/reliever therapy, and review of response to treatment enables good control of symptoms and minimises the risk of future attacks.
This new Guidelines summary covers and includes algorithms for the diagnosis, investigation of uncontrolled asthma, a stepwise approach to asthma treatment, and the management of asthma exacerbations in primary care.