National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme: COPD clinical audit 2018/19

Reports | Published: 09 Jul 2020

The Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) clinical audit is a continuous audit which captures the process and clinical outcomes of treatment in patients admitted to hospital in England, Scotland and Wales with COPD exacerbations. This report, which is the third report following the launch of continuous data collection, presents data describing the cohort of patients discharged between 1 October 2018 and 30 September 2019.

Key process measures included in this report are:

  • review by a member of the respiratory team
  • oxygen prescriptions
  • availability of spirometry results
  • smoking cessation
  • provision of a discharge bundle and elements of good practice care

The outcome measures included in this report are length of stay and inpatient mortality.

A separate data analysis and methodology report is available. This provides:

  • the full data analysis, presented with England, Scotland and Wales results, as well as combined results for all three countries denoted as ‘All’ in tables and figures, with explanatory notes throughout
  • nationally benchmarked results for participating hospitals, using variables based on national guidelines and standards
  • appendices, including the methodology for the audit.

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National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme: COPD clinical audit 2018/19