Quality Improvement of Drug Therapy for Asthma Patients - Evaluation of a Co-operative Danish Programme

  • Ersbøll, Bjarne Kjær (Project Manager)
  • Rootzén, Helle (Project Participant)
  • Herborg, Hanne (Project Participant)

    Project Details

    Description

    Drug therapy is an essential in managing asthma. In spite of increased possibilities in asthma management (eg. peak-flow meters and patient diaries) and the existence of improved anti-asthmatic drugs, the morbidity and mortality of asthma have not improved in Denmark.
    The purpose of this Therapeutic Outcomes Monitoring project is to establish therapeutic outcomes monitoring as a continuous quality improvement activity for the medication use process among asthma patients in primary health care. To evaluate the experiment in pharmacy parctice we use a combined evaluation strategy which is composed of (i) a controlled effect study, (ii) a process- and participant evaluation, (iii) a health economical analysis, and (iv) a qualitative ingerview study.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date01/01/199631/12/1999