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Focus on improving management of asthma

  • Improving the quality of asthma care will not lower prevalence, however, it may reduce the risk of complications/ future events (including avoidable mortality); improve quality of life for the patient and their carers/ families; reduce inequity in health outcomes; or reduce (or increase) health and social care utilisation and costs.
  • The Respiratory health delivery plan (WG 2018) notes the National Review into Asthma Deaths (NRAD) estimated around half of asthma deaths are potentially avoidable; the plan aims to support primary care with implementation of NRAD recommendations (e.g. ensuring all patients receive a comprehensive asthma review is a priority).
  • For signposting to relevant NICE guidelines/ quality standards relating to management of asthma as a source of potential improvement actions, see below.