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Abbreviations

ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACAM Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring
ACCHS Aboriginal community controlled health service
ACT Australian Capital Territory
AIHW Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
ARIA Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia
ASGC Australian Standard Geographical Classification
ASMA Australian System for Monitoring Asthma
BEACH Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health
CATI computer-assisted telephone interview
CI confidence interval
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CURF confidentialised unit record file
DoHA Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
ED emergency department
GINA Global Initiative for Asthma
GP general practitioner
HRQoL health-related quality of life
ICD–9 International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision
ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification
ICD-10 International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
ICD-10-AM International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification
ICPC-2 International Classification of Primary Care, 2nd edition
ICS inhaled corticosteroids
ISAAC International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childh
MBS Medicare Benefits Schedule
NATSIHS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Su
NHS

National Health Survey

NSW New South Wales
NT Northern Territory
PBS Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
PIP Practice Incentives Program
Qld Queensland
RPBS Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
SA South Australia
SAND Supplementary Analysis of Nominated Data
SEIFA Socio-economic Indexes for Areas
Tas Tasmania
Vic Victoria
WA Western Australia

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