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Tasmanian asthma survey results

Posted on March 22, 2024

Asthma Australia has released the results of its Tasmanian Asthma Discovery Survey, which give an indication of what life is like for Tasmanians who have asthma.

The survey found a mismatch between what people know about their asthma, what they do to manage it, and the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes. Challenges accessing timely, continuous and affordable care also came up.

Click here to read a summary of the survey results and click here find out more about the project, which is supported by funding from Primary Health Tasmania under the Australian Government’s Primary Health Networks Program.

Primary Health Tasmania spokesperson Susan Powell said health programs and services have the best chance of success when they’re developed in response to known evidence, needs and priorities.

“This project has gathered important information to help shape asthma support in Tasmania into the future,” Ms Powell said.

“Part of Primary Health Tasmania’s role is supporting primary healthcare professionals to provide the best possible care to Tasmanians, and we’ll be looking at how we can support organisations like Asthma Australia to connect GPs and other health professionals with the information, resources and training they need.”