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Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management [NG80]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1.5.5

Ensure that a person with asthma can use their inhaler device: • at any asthma review, either routine or unscheduled • whenever a new type of device is supplied.

What was measured: Proportion of paediatric patients aged 6-18 years admitted with a primary diagnosis of asthma who had the inhaler technique element of the discharge bundle completed.
Data collection end: October 2017
80.9%
Number that met the criteria: 106 / 131
Area covered: UK
Source: Royal College of Physicians. Asthma Audit Development Project. Phase 2. Final report

What was measured: Proportion of adults admitted with a primary diagnosis of asthma who had the inhaler technique element of the discharge bundle completed.
Data collection end: October 2017
71.5%
Number that met the criteria: 188 / 263
Area covered: UK
Source: Royal College of Physicians. Asthma Audit Development Project. Phase 2. Final report

What was measured: Proportion of paediatric patients aged 1-5 admitted with a primary diagnosis of asthma or wheeze responsive to salbutamol, who had their inhaler technique element of the discharge bundle completed.
Data collection end: October 2017
70.5%
Number that met the criteria: 170 / 241
Area covered: UK
Source: Royal College of Physicians. Asthma Audit Development Project. Phase 2. Final report


Recommendation: 1.10.1

Offer an asthma self-management programme, comprising a written personalised action plan and education, to adults, young people and children aged 5 and over with a diagnosis of asthma (and their families or carers if appropriate).

What was measured: Proportion of people with asthma
Data collection end: February 2018
43.9%
Number that met the criteria: 3344 / 7611
Area covered: UK
Source: Asthma UK. Annual Asthma Survey.


Recommendation: 1.14.7

Observe and give advice on the person's inhaler technique: •at every consultation relating to an asthma attack, in all care settings •when there is deterioration in asthma control •when the inhaler device is changed •at every annual review •if the person asks for it to be checked.

What was measured: Proportion of patients who received an Inhaler technique review as part of an asthma care bundle.
Data collection end: October 2016
49%
Area covered: UK
Source: British Thoracic Society. Adult Asthma Audit Report.

What was measured: Proportion of people with asthma who report receiving an inhaler technique check.
Data collection end: February 2018
76.3%
Area covered: UK
Source: Asthma UK. Annual Asthma Survey.

What was measured: Proportion of people with asthma who report receiving an inhaler technique check.
Data collection end: August 2018
81%
Number that met the criteria: 6775 / 8351
Area covered: UK
Source: Asthma UK. Annual Asthma Survey.



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