In Poland, asthma affects about 6% of adults. More than 4 million people have symptoms of this disease, but only 2.2 million of them are actively treated. Clinicians are sounding the alarm that as much as 30 percent. patients in our country do not control their disease.

The World Asthma Day is behind us, and the World Allergy Week is ahead of us, which this year is also devoted to this disease entity. On this occasion, in close cooperation with various entities, we try to determine the scale of the problem of asthma, its treatment options and areas that still require systemic support.

Asthma – a model of diagnosis and treatment is the title of the debate organized on May 10, together with the Rzeczpospolita daily, by the Polish Society of Allergology and the Coalition for Asthma Treatment. In the hybrid model, among clinicians and experts in the health care system, incl. Intersectoral gaps in the care of patients with asthma were identified and discussed, scenarios were designed to correct these gaps, issues related to the support provided by new technologies to health care and the role of education in the process of treating patients with asthma were discussed.

Conclusions and summary of the debate on May 17 in the Rzeczpospolita daily.

The debate was attended by:

prof. Karina Jahnz-Różyk
prof. Joanna Chorostowska-Wynimko
dr Małgorzata Gałązka-Sobotka
prof. Maciej Kupczyk
prof. Radosław Gawlik
prof. Marek Kulus
prof. Piotr Kuna
prof. Jerzy Kruszewski 
dr Piotr Dąbrowiecki

Photo report courtesy Rzeczpospolita. Author: Robert Gardziński