A retrospective study of the impact of a telephone alert service (Healthy Outlook) on hospital admissions for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/593798
Title:
A retrospective study of the impact of a telephone alert service (Healthy Outlook) on hospital admissions for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Authors:
Sarran, C.; Halpin, David M; Levy, M. L.; Prigmore, S.; Sachon, P.
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Healthy Outlook is a service delivered by the UK Met Office directly to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that has been in place since 2006. Its objective is to reduce the severity and length of COPD exacerbations, hence improving the quality of life and life expectancy. AIMS: To assess the effect of the Healthy Outlook service on hospital admission rates of all general practitioners that have used the service. METHODS: Control practices were selected for each of the 661 participating practices. The number of hospital admissions for each practice was extracted from the Hospital Episode Statistics database. The differences in admission rates per practice between the first year of use of the Healthy Outlook service and the previous year were compared by paired t-test analyses. RESULTS: For admissions with a primary diagnosis of COPD, the difference between participating and control practices was -0.8% (95% confidence interval (CI)=-1.8 to 0.2%; P=0.13). For admissions with a primary or co-morbid diagnosis of COPD, the difference was -2.3% (95% CI=-4.2 to -0.4%; P=0.02). CONCLUSIONS: Participation in the Healthy Outlook service reduces hospital admission rates for patients coded on discharge with COPD (including co-morbid).
Citation:
NPJ Prim Care Respir Med. 2014 Oct 23;24:14080.
Publisher:
Nature
Journal:
NPJ primary care respiratory medicine
Issue Date:
23-Oct-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/593798
DOI:
10.1038/npjpcrm.2014.80
PubMed ID:
25340279
Additional Links:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npjpcrm.2014.80
Note:
This article is available via Open Access. Please click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text.
Type:
Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Language:
eng
ISSN:
2055-1010
Appears in Collections:
2014 RD&E publications; Respiratory Medicine

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dc.contributor.authorSarran, C.en
dc.contributor.authorHalpin, David Men
dc.contributor.authorLevy, M. L.en
dc.contributor.authorPrigmore, S.en
dc.contributor.authorSachon, P.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-19T12:35:03Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-19T12:35:03Zen
dc.date.issued2014-10-23en
dc.identifier.citationNPJ Prim Care Respir Med. 2014 Oct 23;24:14080.en
dc.identifier.issn2055-1010en
dc.identifier.pmid25340279en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/npjpcrm.2014.80en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/593798en
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Healthy Outlook is a service delivered by the UK Met Office directly to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that has been in place since 2006. Its objective is to reduce the severity and length of COPD exacerbations, hence improving the quality of life and life expectancy. AIMS: To assess the effect of the Healthy Outlook service on hospital admission rates of all general practitioners that have used the service. METHODS: Control practices were selected for each of the 661 participating practices. The number of hospital admissions for each practice was extracted from the Hospital Episode Statistics database. The differences in admission rates per practice between the first year of use of the Healthy Outlook service and the previous year were compared by paired t-test analyses. RESULTS: For admissions with a primary diagnosis of COPD, the difference between participating and control practices was -0.8% (95% confidence interval (CI)=-1.8 to 0.2%; P=0.13). For admissions with a primary or co-morbid diagnosis of COPD, the difference was -2.3% (95% CI=-4.2 to -0.4%; P=0.02). CONCLUSIONS: Participation in the Healthy Outlook service reduces hospital admission rates for patients coded on discharge with COPD (including co-morbid).en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherNatureen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npjpcrm.2014.80en
dc.titleA retrospective study of the impact of a telephone alert service (Healthy Outlook) on hospital admissions for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.typeResearch Support, Non-U.S. Gov'ten
dc.identifier.journalNPJ primary care respiratory medicineen
dc.description.noteThis article is available via Open Access. Please click on the 'Additional Link' above to access the full-text.en
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