Difficult to Treat Asthma is asthma that is uncontrolled despite medium or high dose inhaled corticosteroids and a second controller. We have developed an innovative personalised-medicine approach called Treatable Traits to improve outcomes for people with airways disease. This model of care incorporates a label-free approach to diagnosis, whereby individualised treatment is based on a multidimensional assessment that identifies traits that are clinically important, recognisable via trait identification markers, and treatable.
Our aim is to develop new knowledge regarding the efficacy and implementation of the Treatable Traits model of care. We will also develop and test tools and initiatives to support patients and clinicians in the implementation of such an approach into practice.