Burden of asthma in the hospital setting: an Australian analysis

  title={Burden of asthma in the hospital setting: an Australian analysis},
  author={L. Watson and Florian Turk and Klaus Friedrich Rabe},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical Practice},
  pages={1884 - 1888}
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to report factors associated with asthma hospital admission, such as patient characteristics, type of admission and subsequent outcome i.e. discharge or death, for the years 2000-2005. These data are used for health economic models regarding asthma burden in the hospital setting in Australia. METHODS Data was obtained from the Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring using their amalgamated dataset from all states and territories. Admissions under ICD-10… CONTINUE READING


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