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Title: [Analysis of an intervention to improve health outcomes in acute exacerbations of COPD in primary care].
Other Titles: Análisis de una intervención para la mejora de resultados en salud en EPOC agudizada en atención primaria.
Authors: Bujalance-Zafra, María José
Domínguez-Santaella, Miguel
Baca-Osorio, Antonio
Ginel-Mendoza, Leovigildo
Fernández-Vargas, Francisco Jesús
Poyato-Ramos, Rafael
Keywords: Atención primaria;Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease;Enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica;Exacerbación;Primary health care;Recurrence
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Acute Disease
Disease Progression
Primary Health Care
Prospective Studies
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Quality Improvement
Retrospective Studies
Issue Date: 28-Sep-2016
Abstract: To examine the impact of an intervention by Primary Care (PC) professionals of a Health District on the clinical outcomes for treating COPD exacerbations using a process and outcome indicators analysis (clinical audit). Observational, retrospective and prospective analysis cross-sectional audit of clinical practice SETTING: Malaga-Guadalhorce Sanitary District (DSMG). Patients with COPD exacerbations treated by the extra-hospital emergency services (n=523; 21% losses). Professional training in the usual clinical practice and inclusion of process indicators of COPD targets in relation to incentives. Comparison of external audit results (process and outcomes variables) from medical records and Health Outcomes (exacerbations, admissions). Variable response: Difference in exacerbations and admissions in 2 periods analysed. Bivariate and multivariate analysis. Mean age was 75 (±9.3), 63.7% males with a BMI of 29.4 (±7.1), and 21% active smokers. Mean FEV1, 48.2% (±18.7). Mean exacerbations in the first period, 2.86 (±2.29) and in the second 1.36 (±1.56) (P
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1016/j.aprim.2016.04.005
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