Australia scores highest on overall performance in the Severe Asthma Index. In particular, Australia scores highly in Access and Care Coverage due to extensive access to treatments, diagnostics, and specialist care. However, its score could be further improved by addressing its comparatively low level of access to biologics and some types of diagnostics. The country is one of the top scorers in the Policy Context category, with a strong level of implementation of asthma strategies and tobacco control policies, although it reports limited alignment with best practices in care. Australia displays one of the lowest scores in Disease Burden, with the highest rate of asthma-associated DALYs, the second highest rate of deaths, and a high obesity rate.
Data from the Severe Asthma Index revealed the following key insights about severe asthma care in Australia
Provides further insights into how Australia scores across each Index category
Guidelines, strategies, and policies related to the management of severe asthma and health outcomes
Regulations and practices concerning public payor coverage for and availability of diagnostic and treatment services for severe asthma
Indicators related to clinical management and economic impact of severe asthma and recording of patient health data
Information about the health impact of severe asthma and severe asthma comorbidities
Factors impacting prevention, management, and exacerbations of severe asthma
Aggregate score across the 5 categories.
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