A care-bundles approach to improving standard of care in AECOPD admissions: results of a national project

Alice Turner, W S Lim, C Rodrigo, Sally A Welham, James Calvert

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Abstract

This report describes a care bundles implementation project for COPD undertaken during 2013 in England and Wales. High-level data were collected on outcomes of care for 11 748 patients admitted with an acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD). Patient-level data on processes and outcomes of care were collected on 3272 COPD admissions, among which 1174 bundles were delivered. Analysis demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in mortality and length of hospital stay from some bundle elements. Outcomes, including bundle completion rates, were better when specialist respiratory review occurred. The results support wider use of care bundles for AECOPD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)992-994
Number of pages3
JournalThorax
Volume70
Issue number10
Early online date21 Jul 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015

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Keywords

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • exacerbations

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