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Getting evidence into practice using an asthma desktop tool.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16489383     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Failure to utilise evidence in asthma care is leading to avoidable asthma symptoms for sufferers and costs to health services. OBJECTIVE: This article describes a collaboration between a division of general practice and a university department of general practice to improve uptake of evidence based asthma treatments and to better educate patients. DISCUSSION: The division of general practice drew upon lessons from university based research within its locality producing an 'asthma desktop tool'. This combined evidence based clinical guidance for practitioners with educational information for patients in paper and electronic formats. The tool has been provided to all local general practices, hospitals and pharmacists to facilitate uptake of best practice guidelines and enhance patient knowledge and understanding. The division has directly responded to university based research producing a practical solution to some of the identified problems. This demonstrates that with appropriate resources and support, divisions are well placed to translate research into practice, and combine with academic institutions to produce worthwhile results.
John Campbell; Sharon Campbell; Glenda Woodward
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:    2006 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-20     Completed Date:  2006-04-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Spencer Gulf Rural Health School and Yorke Peninsula Division of General Practice, South Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Academic Medical Centers
Asthma / therapy*
Cooperative Behavior
Education, Medical, Continuing*
Emergency Service, Hospital / utilization
Evidence-Based Medicine / education*
Family Practice / education*
Patient Education as Topic*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Primary Health Care
South Australia
Teaching Materials*

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