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Chronic cough awareness campaign

Lung Foundation Australia has launched a chronic cough awareness campaign which aims to raise awareness and support diagnosis in adults and children.

Chronic cough is often a sign of an underlying disease. Primary health care professionals are critical in the early detection and investigation of patients presenting with chronic cough.

Assessment of chronic cough should be undertaken differently for children and adults requiring a focused history of the chronic cough to elicit any ‘red flag’ cough pointers that may indicate an underlying disease.

To support clinical best practice, two clinical algorithms have been designed to provide clear step-by-step, evidence-based recommendations in assessing and managing patients presenting with chronic cough. Access the algorithms below.

Adult algorithm

Child algorithm

To view more about the campaign and accompanying resources, visit:

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