This project considers the use of population health surveys to provide information on management strategies used by people with asthma, and the socio-economic determinants of access to and use of asthma care.

Project Short Title

Heron II

Project Number

RMO2207

Project Status

Completed Projects

Chief Investigators

Elizabeth Comino, Mark Harris

Other Team Members

Guy Marks

Rationale

This project considers the use of population health surveys to provide information on management strategies used by people with asthma, and the socio-economic determinants of access to and use of asthma care.

Aim

Provide information on management strategies used by people with asthma, and the socio-economic determinants of access to and use of asthma care.

Design and Method

Secondary analysis of the NSW 2003/04 population health survey has been undertaken, the data collection on medication use is problematic. The analysis is to be repeated using the 2006 NSW population health survey as soon as it is released.

Key Publications

Conference Presentation

Commino E. Socioeconomic determinants of access to and use of primary health care for management of asthma. General Practice and Primary Health Care Research Conference. 4-6 June 2008, Hobart, Tasmania.

Contact

Elizabeth Comino Email: e.comino@unsw.edu.au

Funding

HERON Project

Project lead centre
CPHCE
Project stream
Health System Integration and Primary Health Care Development
Project start date
2005
Project end date
2008