Journal article

Improving compliance with a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease bundle of care in Australian emergency departments: a clinical network quality improvement project

Anne-Maree Kelly, Jan Pannifex

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the impact of a clinical network-led quality improvement project on compliance with bundle of care elements (individually and as a 'bundle') for patients treated for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations in the emergency department. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: A 9-month quality improvement project was performed by a modified knowledge transfer methodology with analysis by before and after data collection. The primary outcomes of interest were compliance with key bundle of care elements (individually and as a 'bundle'). The analysis is descriptive. RESULTS: Seven emergency departments participated in the project. A total of 179 pati..

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