New Zealand's national guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of respiratory disease
These guidelines are designed to aid health professionals in delivering first-line asthma and COPD care in the community and in emergency departments, providing simple, practical and evidence-based guidance.
“For too long the diagnosis and management of COPD in Aotearoa New Zealand has been a postcode lottery. The publication of these guidelines with their evidenced based standards of care will hopefully provide a level playing field for all New Zealanders, and as a result, improve the well-being of our people.” - Dr Stuart Jones
“As with previous New Zealand and international asthma guidelines, many of the key features are based on landmark research undertaken in New Zealand, which has led to improvements in the management of asthma worldwide.’ - Professor Richard Beasley
“Implementing the NZ Asthma Guidelines nationwide will mean all asthma patients receive the same level of care and up to date information.” - Professor Jim Reid