SPECTRA: Identification of SusPECTed seveRe Asthma in adults

SPECTRA primary care clinical system resources have been developed to help identify adults with potential severe asthma, optimise treatment and, where required, refer them to severe asthma centres.


SPECTRA Primary Care Clinical System Resources

AstraZeneca have worked in collaboration with the Accelerated Access Collaborative for input into the development of SPECTRA.


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MEGS, are goods or services which enhance patient care, or benefit the NHS and maintain patient care.

MEGS may be offered to institutions, organisations or associations that are comprised of health professionals to help educate patients or enhance patient care in response to a clinical need but may not be provided to individuals for their personal benefit.

MEGS do not constitute an inducement to prescribe, supply, administer, recommend, buy or sell any medicine and details are publicly disclosed, as transfers of value, and are documented and kept on record by AstraZeneca.

This MEGS is organised and funded by AstraZeneca and delivered by Oberoi Consulting

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1. NICE 2021. Asthma: What is the prevalence of asthma?
    Available from: https://cks.nice.org.uk/topics/asthma/background-information/prevalence
    [Last Accessed: August 2021]

2. Asthma UK 2020. What is severe asthma?
    Available from: https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/severe-asthma/what-is-severe-asthma
    [Last Accessed: August 2021]

3. Rogliani P, Calzetta L, Matera MG, et al. Severe Asthma and Biological Therapy: When, Which, and for Whom. Pulm Ther. 2020;6(1):47-66.
    Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7229123
    [Last Accessed: August 2021]

4. Haughney et al. Global Quality Standard for Identification and Management of Severe Asthma. Adv Ther 2020. 37(9):3645-3659

5. Chung et al. International ERS/ATS guidelines on definition, evaluation and treatment of severe asthma. Eur Respir J 2014; 43: 343–373
    Available from: https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/43/2/343
    [Last Accessed: August 2021]

6. Bloom, C.I., Cabrera, C., Arnetorp, S. et al. Asthma-Related Health Outcomes Associated with Short-Acting Beta-2 Agonist Inhaler Use: An Observational UK Study as Part of the SABINA Global Program. Adv Ther 37 2020, 4190–4208.
    Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12325-020-01444-5
    [Last Accessed: August 2021]

7. Crowther L, Pearson M, Faruqi S, Xu Y, Morris T, Crooks M. “The Sentinel Project: experience-based co-design of an implementation-ready intervention to improve adult asthma care in primary care”.
    10th IPCRG World Conference, May 2021.