Asthma in Australia 2005
Monthly percentage of emergency department visits for asthma that were for severe asthma, children aged 0 to 18 years, New South Wales and Victoria, July 1999 to June 2004
Note: ‘Severe asthma’ was defined as an ED visit assessed as triage category 1 (resuscitation) or 2 (emergency), and requiring medical attention within 10 minutes (Lincoln & Muscatello 2001).
Sources: NSW Emergency Department Data Collection (EDDC) (HOIST), Centre for Epidemiology and Research, NSW Department of Health; Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (VEMD), Victorian Department of Human Services; Australian Bureau of Statistics.
© Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2005