Asthma and COPD – Clinical outcomes October 2018–March 2020 (NACAP)

Reports | Published: 09 Mar 2023

The National Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Audit Programme (NACAP) has published its Clinical outcomes October 2018 – March 2020 Summary report. Based on the 30- and 90-day outcomes of 107,761 adults and 6,716 children and young people, the report shows what happened after people were admitted to hospital with an asthma attack or COPD exacerbation between 2018 and 2020, the last years before the COVID-19 pandemic. The data show that many people are being readmitted to hospital within 3 months of going home and that some, particularly with COPD, are dying within 3 months of their exacerbation.

Key findings relating to mortality include:

  • Adult asthma: 0.4% died within 30 days of admission to hospital, 0.8% within 90 days
  • COPD: 6.1% died within 30 days of admission, 11.9% within 90 days.

In addition to further findings around mortality, the report also contains data relating to readmissions and case ascertainment rates.

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Asthma and COPD – Clinical outcomes October 2018–March 2020 (NACAP)