Background The prevalence of asthma is high in
Australia. Despite national guidelines
recommending the use of an Asthma
Action Plan only 22.5% of people with
asthma had a plan in 2004–2005.
Discussion Opportunistic recruitment addressing
therapeutic inertia combined with recall
may be more effective than active
recruitment via telephone.
Results Completion of an annual Asthma Cycle
of Care increased from a baseline of
30% (preclinic starting) to 38% at year
1, 64% at year 2, fell back to 45% at
year 3, and rose to 59% at end year
4, with nearly all cycles of care being
completed via the asthma clinic.
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