Preliminary review of 2006 edition
The National Asthma Council Australia invited selected experts to review the previous edition of the handbook, the Asthma Management Handbook 2006.
Each clinical topic area was reviewed by at least two reviewers:
- a primary care clinician (e.g. GP)
- a specialist clinician or other expert with a special interest in the clinical area.
The preliminary expert review phase was completed in early 2011.
Primary care reviewers advised on whether the section covered key clinical issues for primary care health professionals, and identified any gaps or areas in which more guidance was needed.
Specialist reviewers advised on the currency of factual information and recommendations, and identified areas where there had been substantial changes in opinion and/or new evidence.