The Severe Asthma Global Evaluation (SAGE) has demonstrated validity in systematically detecting difficult asthma, according to a report recently published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

The SAGE electronic platform includes a questionnaire battery for patients to complete prior to a visit with clinicians, modules on asthma and comorbidities, a clinical summary page, a panel discussion record, a nurse educator section, and an automatically generated report containing all relevant data.

There are 282 input fields for clinicians, although consultations generally require 169 completed fields. SAGE includes 34 autocalculations and 20 tools for support on decisions. All 95 essential parameters of the International Severe Asthma Registry are included, and the 2 platforms are compatible.

SAGE’s comorbidity module was compared with the referring specialist’s comorbidity diagnosis, and it demonstrated the ability to significantly increase detection of comorbidities. A cross-sectional analysis of the protocol’s initial 90 patients was performed to validate SAGE’s auditing of clinical activity.