Development of Version 1
Development of Version 1.0 followed our standard methodological approach.
In addition, a thorough preliminary review and scoping exercise was undertaken in reference to the last full edition, published in 2006, and the evolution to a primarily online publication. Five high-priority questions were selected for systematic review.
We convened 17 multidisciplinary working groups covering all the topic areas of the Handbook. User testing of the new website was also conducted prior to publication.
Development work commenced in 2010 and continued until February 2014.
The Australian Asthma Handbook Version 1.0 was published online on 4 March 2014, alongside the accompanying printed Australian Asthma Handbook: Quick Reference Guide Version 1.