Pulmonary rehabilitation: An exercise in improvement presents the findings from the snapshot pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) organisational audit (conducted between 3 January and 28 April 2017) and clinical audit (conducted between 3 January and 31 March 2017) across England and Wales.
A quality improvement (QI) slide set, focused on the key findings from both the clinical and organisational audit, is also available.
Reduce waiting times for enrolment to PR (from receipt of referral) with an achievement target of 85% of patients being enrolled within 90 days for each PR programme.
Each PR service should ensure that all exercise assessments are performed to recommended technical standards. This includes the routine conduct of practice walks and the use of walking course lengths appropriate to the test used.
PR programmes should achieve patient completion rates of 70% or more following assessment for PR.
Both results and data analysis reports contain the full data analyses from which the key findings and recommendations have been derived, along with the full methodology for the audits. The data are presented largely in tabular form, with explanatory notes throughout. Whilst these are available to the interested reader, it is not necessary to review them to appreciate the key messages within the national pulmonary rehabilitation combined clinical and organisational audit report.
This is the national pulmonary rehabilitation combined clinical and organisational audit report. It contains key findings, quality improvement opportunities and recommendations based on both the snapshot clinical and organisational audits of pulmonary rehabilitation services conducted in England and Wales 2017.
The results and data analysis reports for both the organisational and clinical audit are available to download along with a document containing nationally benchmarked results for individual PR services.
This slide set pulls together the key findings of the report, with a QI focus.