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Drawing Breath - clinical audit report 2021/22

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Drawing Breath is the first ‘state of the nation’ report to combine data on asthma, COPD and pulmonary rehabilitation across primary and secondary care services to underpin key messages, optimising respiratory care across the pathway.

This report includes recommendations for commissioners and providers, clinical teams and people with asthma and COPD, their families and carers.


Drawing breath clinical audit report 2021/22 Erratum provides information of changes made to Version 2 of the reports. 

Additional resources

Data analysis and methodology report - data analyses from which the key findings and recommendations were derived

Benchmarked key indicators - unadjusted benchmarking of key indicators for participating hospitals

Quality improvement slides - slide-sets highlighting key findings from the report, to inform and support clinical teams to make improvements adult asthma, children and young people asthma, COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation 


A list of eligible services, and those that participated in the audit, can be found here.