Why this state's high asthma hospitalisation rate might be a good thing

GPs in SA may be following the guidelines better, says expert

South Australian children have the highest rates of hospitalisation for asthma in the country, but this might reflect good management, an Adelaide GP says.

An Asthma Australia report says 361 children per 100,000 presented to SA hospitals with asthma between 2011 and 2013 — a figure that's higher than any other state or territory and greater than the national average of 309 children per 100,000.

But several factors may be contributing to SA’s higher hospitalisation rate, including more severe