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Reforming respiratory outpatient services: a before-and-after observational study assessing the impact of a quality improvement project applying British Thoracic Society criteria to the discharge of patients to primary care.

Turner, Alice M and Dalay, Satinder Kaur and Talwar, Ambika and Snelson, Catherine and Mukherjee, Rahul (2013) Reforming respiratory outpatient services: a before-and-after observational study assessing the impact of a quality improvement project applying British Thoracic Society criteria to the discharge of patients to primary care. Primary care respiratory journal : journal of the General Practice Airways Group, 22 (1). pp. 72-78. ISSN 1475-1534.

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Abstract

Our findings suggest that the delivery of a responsive service capable of sustainable management of respiratory LTCs can be achieved using the BTS criteria. It seems to be efficacious within secondary care, increasing the quality and value of the clinic activity, although hidden impacts on primary care will require further prospective studies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WF Respiratory system. Respiratory medicine
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Respiratory Medicine
Depositing User: Preeti Puligari
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2013 11:52
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2013 11:52
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/22

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