Quality asthma care involves not only initial diagnosis and treatment to achieve asthma control, but also long–term, regular follow–up care to maintain control.
Asthma control focuses on two domains:
1) reducing impairment—the frequency and intensity of symptoms and functional limitations currently or recently experienced by a patient; and
2) reducing risk—the likelihood of future asthma attacks, progressive decline in lung function (or, for children, reduced lung growth), or medication side effects.
Achieving and maintaining asthma control requires providing appropriate medication, addressing environmental factors that cause worsening symptoms, helping patients learn self–management skills, and monitoring over the long term to assess control and adjust therapy accordingly.
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