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Description: Healthcare providers can use this decision aid to help people with asthma make informed decisions about their choice of inhaler in relation to its contribution to climate change. The information is consistent with the NICE guideline on asthma and the SIGN/BTS guideline on asthma and is based on the best available evidence.

Owner/Author: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Year: 2019
Patient Population: Adult
Format: PDF
Relevant Quality Statement: Asthma Medication

Decision Support Guidance

Who might use this tool?

  • Patients
  • Families and caregivers
  • Family Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Respiratory Therapists
  • Certified Respiratory Educators

When might they use this tool?

  • When a patient wants to educate themselves on their healthcare options, based on evidence-based information

Why might they use this tool?

  • To provide information on likely outcomes, benefits, harms, and uncertainties
  • To inform conversations between a patient and their primary care provider
  • Enabling paitents to make informed choices in line with their personal values and preferences

What are important considerations when using this tool?

  • This tool can be used in line with NICE’s guideline on asthma diagnosis, monitoring, and management
  • It does not cover managing severe asthma or acute asthma attacks

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