Factors that should prompt consideration of more intense monitoring schemes

Emergency visits, admission or oral steroids for <1 year
Low FEV1
ACT score <19
Low socioeconomic state or low income
Comorbidities: rhinitis, sinusitis and reflux
Severe asthma
Smoking or environmental smoke exposure
Reduced symptom perception
Reduced adherence
  • FEV1: forced expiratory volume in 1 s; ACT: asthma control test.