Asthma Management Handbook

Development of minor updates versions 1.1-1.3

Considerations

Development of the minor updates (versions 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3) followed the principles outlined under our methodology framework.

In addition to the preliminary review, in considering priorities for review in development of each minor update, the Guidelines Committee took into account:

  • user feedback following publication of previous versions, including clarifications and corrections
  • addition of new asthma medicines to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Due to the limited scope of the review, the Guidelines Committee acted as the working group for most topics. A small number of contributors past versions of the Handbook were also recalled to assist with specific revisions. For content based on our related information papers, expertise from each paper's working group was also incorporated.

Publication

Version 1.1

The development work was undertaken between July 2014 and March 2015.

The Australian Asthma Handbook Version 1.1 was published online on 14 April 2015, alongside the accompanying printed Australian Asthma Handbook: Quick Reference Guide Version 1.1.

Version 1.2

The development work was undertaken between February 2016 and September 2016.

The Australian Asthma Handbook Version 1.2 was published online on 13 October 2016, alongside the accompanying printed Australian Asthma Handbook: Quick Reference Guide Version 1.2.

Version 1.3

The development work was undertaken between March 2017 and December 2017.

The Australian Asthma Handbook Version 1.3 was published online on 5 December 2017, alongside the accompanying printed Australian Asthma Handbook: Quick Reference Guide Version 1.3.