Adults who meet criteria for severe asthma or have other appropriate indications should be referred to specialized asthma care. Children and adolescents with asthma with appropriate indications should be referred to specialized pediatric asthma care.
Please see Ontario Health’s Quality Statement on Referral to Specialized Asthma Care
Description: The Severe and Difficult to Control Asthma Referral Tool is intended to help healthcare practitioners determine whether patients require an asthma referral based on medication, control, and Canadian Thoracic Society Asthma Control criteria.
Description: The Provider Asthma Assessment Form (PAAF) is a point of care asthma management tool for primary care EMRs. It is adapted from the LHF asthma care map and includes the PRESTINE asthma data elements, asthma performance indicators, and an algorithm to identify severe uncontrolled asthma. To date, it is implemented in OSCAR at the Queen's Family Health Team.