National COPD Audit Programme: National supplementary report February 2017

Reports Published: Author: HQIP

This is the third of the 2014 COPD secondary care audit reports, published as part of the National COPD Audit Programme.This report details national outcome data relating to the cohort of patients included in the clinical audit of COPD exacerbations admitted to acute NHS units in England. It complements the national clinical report published previously by the audit programme.

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The report is relevant to anyone with an interest in COPD and will enable lay people, as well as experts, to understand the outcomes of people admitted to acute NHS units in England with acute exacerbations of COPD, and where change needs to occur. The information, key findings and recommendations outlined in the report are designed to provide readers with a basis for identifying areas in need of change and to facilitate development of improvement programmes that are relevant not only to units, but also to commissioners and policymakers.