Pulmonary rehabilitation: Beyond breathing better is a supplementary report detailing the outcomes of the English cohort of patients included in the 2015 pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) clinical audit.
This report was published in November 2017. It is the third of the reports produced from the 2015 audit, following the publication of organisational and clinical audit reports in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
The report also provides key recommendations for patients, commissioners and ideas for future research.
The report comes in two parts:
The reports use data extracted from Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), and relate to patients who were assessed for or began pulmonary rehabilitation between 12 January and 10 April 2015.
The national supplementary report is relevant to anyone with an interest in COPD and will enable lay people, as well as experts, to understand the outcomes of people who have undergone pulmonary rehabilitation. The full data analyses contained in the results and data analysis report have been made available to the interested reader but it is not necessary to review them to appreciate the key messages.
The report is designed to provide readers with a basis for identifying areas in need of change and to facilitate development of improvement programmes that are relevant not only to services, but also to commissioners and policymakers.
This is the supplementary report. It contains the key findings and recommendations from the data analysed.
The full results and data analysis report is available to download, in both one document and component sections.
A set of slides with a quality improvement focus, containing a selection of the key findings and recommendations, along with some guidance on local QI.