Smart pathway for assessment and treatment of asthma

In 1999 the British Thoracic Society (BTS) and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGNagreed to jointly produce a comprehensive new asthma guideline, both having previously published guidance on asthma. The original BTS guideline dated back to 1990 and the SIGN guidelines to 1996.

Both organisations recognised the need to develop the new guideline using explicitly evidence based methodology. The joint process was further strengthened by collaboration with Asthma UK, the Royal College of Physicians of London, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the General Practice Airways Group, and the British Association of Accident and Emergency Medicine (now the College of Emergency Medicine). The outcome of these efforts was the British Guideline on the Management of Asthma published in 2003.

This OpenClinical publet was developed from an early version of the BritishThoracic Society guideline for the management of chronic asthma in children and adults.  It was developed some years ago from an early version of the BTS guideline and should not be used for anclinical or other advisory purpose.


  Publet information
Guideline objectives

Diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting with acute or chronic asthma

Target setting Primary care and emergency
Target users General physicians and specialist nurses
Management
  • Author: Not identified
  • Release date: 08-05-2013 15:34:00
Sources

British Guideline on the Management of Asthma: current versions of this guideline are published jointly by the British Thoracic Society and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network.

Quick Reference Guide is here

The full guideline is here