TABLE 1

Summary of quality standard of care statements for clinically significant bronchiectasis in children and adolescents

1) Children and adolescents suspected of bronchiectasis have this confirmed by a chest computed tomography scan.
2) Children and adolescents with bronchiectasis are taught appropriate airway clearance techniques by a respiratory physiotherapist.
3) Children and adolescents with bronchiectasis with an acute exacerbation are prescribed at least 14 days of antibiotics.
4) Children and adolescents with bronchiectasis who have >1 hospitalised or ≥3 non-hospitalised exacerbations in the previous 12 months are offered at least a 6-month trial of macrolide antibiotics and their response assessed.
5) Children and adolescents with bronchiectasis have the minimum panel of diagnostic tests undertaken.
6) Children and adolescents with bronchiectasis receive specialist paediatric respiratory physician care.
7) Children and adolescents with bronchiectasis are reviewed at least 6-monthly by a multidisciplinary team.