Modernising chronic obstructive pulmonary disease admissions to improve patient care: Local outcomes from implementing the Ideal Design of Emergency Access project.

@article{Dodds2006ModernisingCO,
  title={Modernising chronic obstructive pulmonary disease admissions to improve patient care: Local outcomes from implementing the Ideal Design of Emergency Access project.},
  author={Sarah Dodds and Chervonne Chamberlain and Graham R. Williamson},
  journal={Accident and emergency nursing},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={141-7}
}
This project illustrates how benefits to patients, carers, staff and NHS trusts can result from service redesign that is targeted at improving services for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Using a Continuous Quality Improvement methodology and 'plan-do-study-act' cycles, this project established key local measures for service redesign based on the national Ideal Design of Emergency Care project. These were to improve patients' experiences of care, by: decreasing patient… CONTINUE READING

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