IPCRG Position Paper No. 3 - Ten easy steps to defeat difficult to manage asthma

This 6-page Position Paper captures the key recommendations from a meeting of people working in asthma, including health professionals and a patient group representative held on 17 January 2012, organized by the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) that discussed the findings of an extensive review of relevant research.

The Position Paper addresses the management of difficult-to-manage asthma from a public health policy perspective, as well as looking at the approach required by health professionals.

The paper includes: 

  • a definition for difficult-to-manage asthma
  • details of the ten steps that can help such patients

Clinical co-chairs of project: Stephen Holgate and Dermot Ryan

Authors: Susan Mayor, Siân Williams, Dermot Ryan, Breda Flood (EFA)

Advised by: Armando Brito de Sá, Pascal Chanez, Javiera Corbalan, Jaime Correia de Sousa, Liam Heaney, Michael Hyland, Jan Lottval (EAACI), Bjorn Stallberg, Scott Wagers, Osman Yusuf

Funding: The meeting to develop this Position Paper, the writing and independent review process were made possible by a restricted educational grant from Novartis

Date published: March 2013