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Description: The Pan-Canadian Asthma and COPD Standards are an evidence-based set of recommended data elements and standardized data definitions for use in primary care electronic health records/electronic medical records in Canada.

Owner/Author: PRESTINE Working Group of Canadian Thoracic Society, Asthma Clinical Assembly
Year: 2021
Patient Population: Pediatric, Adult
Format: PDF
Relevant Quality Statement: Quality Improvement Resources

Decision Support Guidance

Who might use this tool?

  • Primary Care/Family Physicians
  • General Practitioners
  • Pediatricians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Certified Respiratory Educators
  • Nurses

When might they use this tool?

  • In everyday practice in EMRs/EHRs, to be used for asthma diagnosis, medication, SA algorithm for decision support, standardized data for patient outcomes and benchmarking

Why might they use this tool?

  • To be used for asthma management in primary care practice, as well as performance evaluation
  • To collect and report on standardized data and asthma performance indicators
  • The PRESTINE SA Algorithm is a knowledge translation tool at the point-of-care that may enhance asthma care and patient outcomes. This includes
    • Asthma management
    • Performance evaluation

What are important considerations when using this tool?

  • This tool was designed to facilitate evidence-based clinical care, monitoring, surveillance, benchmarking and policy development
  • This tool has a large number of elements, but they are meant to be integrated into EMRs and also make use of auto-population features

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