Asthma Management Handbook

Future updates and revision

The Australian Asthma Handbook (and its predecessor the Asthma Management Handbook) has set the standard for asthma diagnosis and management in primary care for nearly 30 years. Each edition is a snapshot of contemporary evidence and best-practice guidance.

With support from the National Asthma Council Australia secretariat, the Handbook's Guidelines Committee oversees amendments, updates and revision of the Handbook and monitors developments in guidelines methodology that may be applicable to the Handbook.

As each version is published, the Committee considers priorities and procedures for the next.

Version 2.0 of the Handbook had a strong paediatric focus. It is anticipated that the next major edition will thus have an adult focus.