RCP COPD audit – planning for every breathPosted on: 15 Nov 2018
The National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Audit Programme published the results of the Welsh national primary care audit in 2016. The report, entitled ‘Time to take a breath’, covered services from 2014–15. Key learnings were presented in a webinar hosted on the Primary Care Respiratory Academy
A second report, ‘Planning for every breath’, was subsequently released, in December 2017. This featured data from 82,000 records of COPD patients, from 94% of practices in Wales.
Key findings and quality improvement opportunities are discussed at length, listed under the following headings:
- Demographics and comorbidities
- Getting the diagnosis right
- Assessing severity and future risk
- Providing high-value care
- Ensuring equal and equitable care
Recommendations are given for not only primary care clinicians, but also people with COPD, respiratory specialists and systems managers.