Asthma in Australia 2008 

Table A1.3
Variables for asthma-related procedures and referrals

Variable

BEACH data element

ICPC item included

ICPC code/rubric

Advice/consultation; smoking

Procedures, other treatments and counselling for asthma

Advice/consultation; smoking

P45004
P58008

Lung function test

Procedures, other treatments and counselling for asthma

Test; peak flow
Test; pulmonary function
Test; spirometry
Test; lung function
Test; physical function; respiratory
Test; FEV1
Test; respiratory function

R39

Asthma plan

Procedures, other treatments and counselling for asthma

Asthma plan

R49002         

Hospital

Referrals for asthma

Referral; hospital
Admission; hospital

A67010
A67022, A62010

Emergency department

Referrals for asthma

Referral; A&E

A67011

Specialist

Referrals for asthma

Referral; specialist
Referral; physician
Referral; paediatrician
Referral; allergist
Referral; immunologist
Referral; respiratory physician

A67001
A67001
A67004
A67005
B67003
R67002

Lung function test

Referrals for asthma

Test; peak flow
Test; pulmonary function
Test; spirometry
Test; lung function
Test; physical function; respiratory
Test; FEV1
Test; respiratory function

R39

Unspecified referral

Referrals for asthma

Referral

A68011

Note: BEACH = Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health; ICPC = International Classification of Primary Care; FEV1 = forced expiratory volume in 1 second; A&E = accident and emergency (emergency department).

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