Journal article

Compliance with a COPD bundle of care in an Australian emergency department: A cohort study

Alexis Gerber, Catriona Moynihan, Sharon Klim, Peter Ritchie, Anne-Maree Kelly

CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Bundles of care are gaining popularity for treating acute severe illness. OBJECTIVE: To describe compliance with bundle of care elements (individually and as a "bundle") for patients treated for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: Retrospective observational study of patients presenting in the 2014 calendar year with an ED diagnosis of COPD. The primary outcomes of interest were compliance with key bundle of care elements (individually and as a "bundle"). Analysis is descriptive. RESULTS: 381 patients were studied. Median age was 71 (IQR 64-80), 60% were male and 77% arrived by ambulance. Median duration of sympt..

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