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What is asthma?

Asthma is a chronic (long-term) inflammatory disease of the airways — the tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. It affects people of all ages, with around 1 in 10 Australian adults and children (2 million people) having the condition.

Many Australian adults and children are not achieving good asthma control.

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Quality use of abdominal imaging

During the last decade in Australia one-third of patients presenting to GPs with abdominal pain received an imaging test referral.

These tests contributed to the 45% rise in GP-ordered imaging tests.

Is this dramatic rise in imaging changing outcomes for the better or worse? Is it changing outcomes at all?

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