NHLBI Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma: Putting Guidelines into Action

The Guidelines Implementation Panel Report for Expert Panel Report 3 presents recommendations and strategies for overcoming barriers to the acceptance and utilization of the updated NHLBI clinical practice guidelines for asthma. At the heart of the GIP Report are six key messages to address those issues considered to be the most likely ones to result in significant impact on asthma care processes and outcomes if the broader asthma community were to focus its attention and resources on them. The GIP Report is a call to action by the full range of guideline end-users, including medical professionals, office support staff, educators, administrators, policy makers, purchasers and payors of healthcare services in both the private and public sectors.

The full 44-page report may be downloaded for free or print copies may be ordered at: //www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/gip_rpt.htm