Slovakia is among the lowest scorers in terms of Policy Context, lacking both an asthma strategy and severe asthma guidelines, and having no alignment of national care guidelines with international guidelines, and no severe asthma registries. While higher than Slovakia’s Policy Context score, the country also scores low in Access and Care Coverage. This is due to limited access to treatment, especially biologics and digital therapeutics. Positively, Slovakia’s tobacco control laws and access to specialist care are above average and its unmet need is below average. Despite scoring low in the Policy Context and Access and Care Coverage, Slovakia scores above average in the Health System Characteristics category, with one of the lowest rates of annual asthma hospitalisation and one of the highest proportions of respiratory specialists.
Data from the Severe Asthma Index revealed the following key insights about severe asthma care in Slovakia
Provides further insights into how Slovakia 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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