Asthma in Australia 2005 
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AAP Asthma action plan
ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACAM Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring
ACS Automated Coding Software
ACT Australian Capital Territory
AHR Airway hyperresponsiveness
AIHW Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
ARIA Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia
ASGC Australian Standard Geographical Classification
ASMA Australian System for Monitoring Asthma
ATC Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical
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 files
DDD Defined daily dose
DIMIA Department of Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs
DoHA Department of Health and Ageing (Australian Government)
ECRHS European Community Respiratory Health Survey
ED Emergency Department
EDDC Emergency Department Data Collection (NSW Health Department)
ETS Environmental tobacco smoke
GINA Global Initiative for Asthma
FEV1 Forced expiratory volume in 1 second
GP General practitioner
GPSCU General Practice Statistics and Classification Unit
HIC Health Insurance Commission
HOIST Health Outcomes and Information Statistical Toolkit (NSW Health Department)
HRQoL Health-related quality of life
ICD-9 International Classification of Diseases version 9
ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases version 9, Clinical Modification
ICD-10 International Classification of Diseases version 10
ICD-10-AM International Statistical Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Australian Modification
ICPC-2 International Classification of Primary Care
IRSD Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage
ISAAC International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood
ISC Inpatients Statistics Collection
MBS Medical Benefits Schedule
NAC National Asthma Council
NAEPP National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
NARG National Asthma Reference Group
NHMD National Hospital Morbidity Database
NHPA National Health Priority Area
NHS National Health Survey
NSW New South Wales
NT Northern Territory
PBS Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
PIP Practice Incentive Program
Qld Queensland
RPBS Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
RRMA Rural, Remoteness and Metropolitan Areas (classification)
SA South Australia
SAND Supplementary Analysis of Nominated Data
SEIFA Socio-Economic Index for Areas
SF-36 Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form 36
SLA Statistical Local Area
Tas Tasmania
VAED Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset
VEMD Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset
Vic Victoria
WA Western Australia
WHO World Health Organization

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