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Clinical audit of COPD in outpatient respiratory clinics in Spain: the EPOCONSUL study

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, January 2017
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Title
Clinical audit of COPD in outpatient respiratory clinics in Spain: the EPOCONSUL study
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, January 2017
DOI 10.2147/copd.s124482
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Myriam Calle Rubio, Bernardino Alcázar Navarrete, Joan B Soriano, Juan José Soler-Cataluña, José-Miguel Rodríguez González-Moro, Manuel E Fuentes Ferrer, José Luis Lopez-Campos

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) outpatients account for a large burden of usual care by respirologists. EPOCONSUL is the first national clinical audit conducted in Spain on the medical care for COPD patients delivered in outpatient respiratory clinics. We aimed to evaluate the clinical interventions and the degree of adherence to recommendations in outpatients of current COPD clinical practice guidelines. This is an observational study with prospective recruitment (May 2014-May 2015) of patients with a COPD diagnosis as seen in outpatient respiratory clinics. The information collected was historical in nature as for the clinical data of the last and previous consultations, and the information concerning hospital resources was concurrent. A total of 17,893 clinical records of COPD patients in outpatient respiratory clinics from 59 Spanish hospitals were evaluated. Of the 5,726 patients selected, 4,508 (78.7%) were eligible. Overall, 12.1% of COPD patients did not fulfill a diagnostic spirometry criteria. Considerable variability existed in the available resources and work organization of the hospitals, although the majority were university hospitals with respiratory inpatient units. There was insufficient implementation of clinical guidelines in preventive and educational matters. In contrast, quantitative evaluation of dyspnea grade (81.9%) and exacerbation history (70.9%) were more frequently performed. Only 12.4% had COPD severity calculated according to the Body mass index, airflow Obstruction, Dyspnoea and Exercise capacity (BODE) index. Phenotype characteristics according to Spanish National Guideline for COPD were determined in 46.3% of the audited patients, and the risk evaluation according to Global initiative for chronic Obstructive Lung Disease was estimated only in 21.9%. The EPOCONSUL study reports the current situation of medical care for COPD patients in outpatient clinics in Spain, revealing its variability, strengths, and weaknesses. This information has to be accounted for by health managers to define corrective strategies and maximize good clinical practice.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 57 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 14%
Researcher 7 12%
Professor 6 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Other 5 9%
Other 15 26%
Unknown 11 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 44%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 5%
Sports and Recreations 3 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Other 4 7%
Unknown 13 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 October 2018.
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#1,591,614
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#204
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#51,122
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#13
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