Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

Asthma Prescribing Review

Posted: 20 May 15 Edited: 8 Aug 18
Audits Respiratory

Appropriate choice and use of inhaled therapy is key to successful management of asthma. Further to this respiratory prescribing is long term and can be costly. It is therefore recommended that patients with asthma are reviewed regularly with a view to maintaining control of their symptoms on the lowest step of the asthma step management plan. This project aims to assess the level at which the patient is being controlled according to BTS/SIGN guidelines (Oct 2014) and review their treatment to ensure that it is on the lowest controlling step. The Asthma Control Test (ACT) can be used as an aid to assess control in this project.