Proactive asthma care in childhood: general practice based randomised controlled trial.
Nicholas J Glasgow, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Rachel Yates, Justin Beilby, Paul Dugdale
BMJ | Published : 2003
OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility and effectiveness of a general practice based, proactive system of asthma care in children. DESIGN: Randomised controlled trial with cluster sampling by general practice. SETTING: General practices in the northern region of the Australian Capital Territory. PARTICIPANTS: 174 children with moderate to severe asthma who attended 24 general practitioners. INTERVENTION: System of structured asthma care (the 3+ visit plan), with participating families reminded to attend the general practitioner. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Process measures: rates for asthma consultations with general practitioner, written asthma plans, completion of the 3+ visit plan; clinical mea..View full abstract