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National COPD Audit Programme: Outcomes from the clinical audit of pulmonary rehabilitation services in England 2015
Published: 13 Dec 2017
This is the third in a series of three reports from the 2015 pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) audit. It follows previous audits of resources and organisation of PR1 and the clinical outcomes of PR.2
This report presents outcome data on hospitalisation (from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES)) and mortality (from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)) at 90 and 180 days after assessment for PR. These time points were specifically chosen to ensure that outcomes after completion of PR (which typically lasts 6–8 weeks) were captured. The data relates to patients who were assessed for PR (or, if not assessed, began their programme) between 12 January and 10 April 2015, and were included in the clinical audit of PR. These data provide insight into how successful completion of PR impacts on these wider, clinically important outcomes, and how the characteristics of the PR population compare with those seen in other parts of the programme, particularly the secondary care audit.