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National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP): COPD clinical audit 2019/20
Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership
15 October 2021
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NACAP COPD clinical audit report 2019/20 – Data and Methodology is the fourth clinical audit report to be published by NACAP since continuous data collection started on 1st February 2017.
This report details the care received by 38,084 patients with acute exacerbations of COPD who were discharged from 182 hospitals in England, Scotland and Wales between 1st October 2019 and 29th February 2020. This information is presented at national and country level for key processes and outcomes measures, including:
- Review by a member of the respiratory team,
- Oxygen prescription to a specified target range,
- Provision of non-invasive ventilation,
- Recording of smoking status and referral to smoking cessation.
Contributing to the overarching national quality improvement (QI) objectives of the NACAP, this report serves to empower stakeholders to use audit data to facilitate improvements in the quality of care. In addition to a full data analyses, the report contains recommendations for hospitals, commissioners, providers of primary care and patients, their families and carers, and outlines QI priorities for the delivery of COPD secondary care