Quantification of variations in outcomes of respiratory care in Wessex: three COPD projects using the Hampshire Health Record

Theme 1

Integrated Respiratory Care

We will be using routinely collected, anonymised information in the Hampshire Health Record Analytical database (HHRA) to study all patients (over 16,000) with a diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in their GP records. We will examine the health outcomes in these patients over a three year period (2011-2013), looking at deaths and hospital A&E attendance or admission because of worsening breathing problems.

We will also examine the impact on these COPD patients of other long-term diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes or osteoporosis. Most people with COPD have breathing tests that confirm the diagnosis, however some patients with similar symptoms do not, and our study will aim to understand this situation and will compare the health outcomes of both these groups of patients.

A further study will aim to identify episodes of pneumonia (serious lung infection) in patients with COPD and study risk factors that may be associated with it.

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Partners on this project
  • University of Southampton
  • University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Solent NHS Trust
  • Isle of Wight NHS Primary Care NHS Trust
  • NHS West Hampshire CCG
  • NHS Southampton City CCG
  • NHS Portsmouth CCG
  • NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham CCG
  • NHS North Hampshire CCG
  • NHS South Eastern Hampshire CCG
  • NHS Fareham and Gosport CCG
  • NHS Isle of Wight CCG
  • Health Education Wessex
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