Australian Asthma Handbook


The Australian Asthma Handbook is Australia’s national guidelines for asthma management. It provides evidence-based, practical guidance for health professionals diagnosing and managing asthma in adults and children in primary care.

The Handbook is proudly published by Australia’s lead authority on asthma, the National Asthma Council Australia.

First published in 1990, initially as the Asthma Management Plan and then as the Asthma Management Handbook, now is called the Australian Asthma Handbook. The Handbook was one of the first Australian guidelines addressing the diagnosis and management of a chronic condition. Throughout its twelve editions, the Handbook has set the standard for best-practice asthma management in Australia by being comprehensive, user-friendly, emphasising a team approach to asthma care for primary care health professionals.

Current version 2.2 was published in April 2022. Version 2.0 was published in March 2019 with minor updates published as Version 2.1 was published in September 2020. Version 1.0 was published in March 2014, with minor updates published as version 1.1 (April 2015), version 1.2 (October 2016), and version 1.3 (December 2017).

This edition of the Australian Asthma Handbook (Version 2.2, edition 13) is, like other editions since 2014, a purpose-built, fully searchable website, and still provides downloadable alternatives.


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Type: Electronic publication

About the Author: The Australian Asthma Handbook content is overseen by a multidisciplinary Guidelines Committee, chaired by a General Practitioner. 

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National Asthma Council Australia
Respiratory System Diseases
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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