Medication is the mainstay of the management of patients with obstructive airways disease such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research describes patterns of dispensing of respiratory medications in Australia.
Respiratory medication use in Australia 2003–2013: treatment of asthma and COPD uses detailed analyses of PBS data, as well as other sources, to draw inferences about respiratory medication use among patients with asthma and COPD. It provides a valuable update and new information about the use of medicines for asthma and COPD, thus improving our knowledge and understanding about how these diseases are managed in Australia.
The report is available on the AIHW website.