Treat kids with chronic cough differently to adults

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Australian adults and children now have separate treatment pathways under new chronic cough recommendations...

Professor of general practice at Bond University Mark Morgan, who is chair of the RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care, told TMR that chronic cough was a “prime example of the value of general practice in providing longitudinal care”.

These recommendations would assist GPs and patients to undertake the shared process of working through uncertainty about the cause of a chronic cough, ruling out possibly urgent diagnoses, and finding a pathway for best treatment, he said.

“We’re often dealing with multiple presentations simultaneously. So a person might have a chronic cough, but they might have other symptoms that would direct you down a particular course.


chronic cough

general practice

Period21 Nov 2023

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