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Why asthma still kills: the National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD)Confidential Enquiry report
Advancements in drug treatments, applied research and the development of evidence-based clinical guidelines have contributed to the reduction of deaths from asthma over the past 50 years. PreviousExpand
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Acidosis, non-invasive ventilation and mortality in hospitalised COPD exacerbations
Background Reports of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) use in clinical practice reveal higher mortality rates than in corresponding randomised clinical trials. Aim To explore factors related to chronicExpand
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Current and planned palliative care service provision for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients in 239 UK hospital units: comparison with the gold standards framework
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease report a symptom burden similar in magnitude to terminal cancer patients yet service provision and access has been reported as poor. In the absenceExpand
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Co-morbidities and 90-day Outcomes in Hospitalized COPD Exacerbations
COPD exacerbations resulting in hospitalization are accompanied by high mortality and morbidity. The contribution of specific co-morbidities to acute outcomes is not known in detail: existing studiesExpand
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UK National COPD Resources and Outcomes Project 2008: Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations Who Present with Radiological Pneumonia Have Worse Outcome Compared to Those
Background: Limited comparative data exist on the outcomes of patients presenting with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations with or without radiological pneumonia. Objective: ToExpand
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A randomised trial of peer review: the UK National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Resources and Outcomes Project.
Peer review has been widely employed within the NHS to facilitate health quality improvement but has not been rigorously evaluated. This article reports the largest randomised trial of peer reviewExpand
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Managing patients with COPD exacerbation: does age matter?
INTRODUCTION there is little information about the relationship between age and management of COPD exacerbation (AECOPD), although older persons are known to be at a greater risk of hospitalExpand
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Changes in NHS organization of care and management of hospital admissions with COPD exacerbations between the national COPD audits of 2003 and 2008.
BACKGROUND The 2003 UK Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) audit revealed wide variability between hospital units in care delivered. AIMS To assess whether processes of care, patientExpand
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The UK National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Resources and Outcomes Project--a feasibility study of large-scale clinical service peer review.
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Service provision and clinical outcomes for patients admitted with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease remain unacceptably variable despite guidelines and performanceExpand
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A randomized trial of peer review: the UK National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Resources and Outcomes Project: three-year evaluation.
RATIONALE Peer review has been widely used within the National Health Service to facilitate health quality improvement but evaluation has been limited particularly over the longer-term. Change withinExpand
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