The new guidelines have been developed to aid health professionals in delivering asthma care, and provide up-to-date practical and evidence-based guidance.
The guidelines were specifically written for the New Zealand population and includes available and funded medications. Three new action plans will be launched, and a four page ‘Adult Asthma Guide Summary’ for ease of use.
The guide has been developed by a multidisciplinary group of respiratory health experts under the leadership of Professor Richard Beasley and the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand.
Prior to this project, the NZ Adult Asthma Guidelines had not been updated since 2002, leaving healthcare professionals in the dark of developments from the last 15 years.
Download the NZ Adult Asthma Guidelines and accompanying resources including new action plans from NZAsthmaGuidelines.co.nz.
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