Standards of care for occupational asthma: an update.

TitleStandards of care for occupational asthma: an update.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsFishwick D, Barber C M, Bradshaw LM, Ayres JG, Barraclough R, Burge S, Corne JM, Cullinan P, Frank T L, Hendrick D, Hoyle J, Curran AD, Niven R, Pickering T, Reid P, Robertson A, Stenton C, Warburton CJ, Nicholson PJ
JournalThorax
Volume67
Issue3
Pagination278-80
Date Published2012 Mar
ISSN1468-3296
KeywordsAsthma, Occupational, Bronchial Provocation Tests, Evidence-Based Medicine, Humans, Occupational Health, Patient Education as Topic, Population Surveillance, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Quality of Health Care, Respiratory Function Tests
Abstract

BACKGROUND: The British Thoracic Society (BTS) Standards of Care (SoC) Committee produced a standard of care for occupational asthma (OA) in 2008, based on a systematic evidence review performed in 2004 by the British Occupational Health Research Foundation (BOHRF).

METHODS: BOHRF updated the evidence base from 2004-2009 in 2010.

RESULTS: This article summarises the changes in evidence and is aimed at physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care, occupational health and public health and at employers, workers and their health, safety and other representatives.

CONCLUSIONS: Various recommendations and evidence ratings have changed in the management of asthma that may have an occupational cause.

DOI10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-200755
Alternate JournalThorax
PubMed ID22156958