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released: 12 Sep 2013 author: AIHW, Marks G, Reddel H, Guevara-Rattray E & Ampon R

Asthma in pregnant women may have adverse effects on maternal, fetal and infant outcomes, particularly if expectant mothers experience an exacerbation of asthma while pregnant. Pregnancy, in turn, may have adverse effects on asthma control among expectant mothers. This report outlines a proposed approach to monitoring asthma during pregnancy by capitalising on existing data sources as well as identifying data development opportunities.

ISBN 978-1-74249-491-3; Cat. no. ACM 28; 35pp.; $9

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. What does good care for asthma pregnancy look like?
      • Effects of pregnancy on asthma outcomes
      • Effects of asthma on pregnancy outcomes
      • Evidence about adverse effects of therapy for asthma during pregnancy
      • Management of asthma during pregnancy
    • 3. Developing a monitoring approach for asthma in pregnancy
      • Existing indicators that are relevant to asthma in pregnancy
      • Proposed additional indicators specific to pregnancy
    • 4. Data sources that could be used within a monitoring approach
      • Existing data sources
      • Emerging possibilities for data collection
      • Specific local studies
    • 5. Discussion
      • Optiona for data development
      • Relevance to other common, chronic and complex conditions managed during pregnancy
  • End matter
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW, Marks G, Reddel H, Guevara-Rattray E & Ampon R 2013. Monitoring asthma in pregnancy: a discussion paper. Cat. no. ACM 28. Canberra: AIHW.

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