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Asthma [QS25]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 2

People aged 5 years and over with asthma discuss and agree a written personalised action plan.

Quality standard measure: Proportion of people aged 5 years and over with asthma who have a documented written personalised action plan.
What was measured: Proportion of adult patients admitted with a primary diagnosis of asthma who had a personalised asthma action plan element of the discharge bundle issued.
Data collection end: October 2017
59.3%
Number that met the criteria: 137 / 231
Area covered: UK
Source: Royal College of Physicians. Asthma Audit Development Project. Phase 2. Final report

Quality standard measure: Proportion of people aged 5 years and over with asthma who have a documented written personalised action plan.
What was measured: Proportion of paediatric patients aged 6-18 years admitted with a primary diagnosis of asthma who had a personalised asthma action plan element of the discharge bundle issued.
Data collection end: October 2017
41.6%
Number that met the criteria: 47 / 113
Area covered: UK
Source: Royal College of Physicians. Asthma Audit Development Project. Phase 2. Final report

Quality standard measure: Proportion of people aged 5 years and over with asthma who have a documented written personalised action plan.
What was measured: Proportion of people with asthma who have a personalised action plan.
Data collection end: August 2018
48%
Number that met the criteria: 4044 / 8361
Area covered: UK
Source: Asthma UK. Annual Asthma Survey.


Statement: 3

People with asthma have their asthma control monitored at every asthma review.

Quality standard measure: Proportion of asthma reviews that include monitoring of asthma control.
What was measured: AST003: The percentage of patients with asthma, on the register, who have had an asthma review in the preceding 12 months that includes an assessment of asthma control using the 3 RCP questions.
Data collection end: March 2019
70.26%
Area covered: National
Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre. Quality and Outcomes Framework.


Statement: 4

People who receive treatment in an emergency care setting for an asthma attack are followed up by their general practice within 2 working days of discharge. [2013, updated 2018]

Quality standard measure: Proportion of notifications of asthma attack treated in an emergency care setting followed up by a general practice within 2 working days of discharge.
What was measured: Proportion of people who had a community follow up requested within 2 working days of discharge from hospital
Data collection end: March 2019
34.6%
Area covered: England
Source: Royal College of Physicians. Adult Asthma Audit.


Statement: 5

People with suspected severe asthma are referred to a specialist multidisciplinary severe asthma service. [2013, updated 2018]

Quality standard measure: Proportion of people with suspected severe asthma who are referred to a specialist multidisciplinary severe asthma service.
What was measured: Proportion of people who had a specialist review requested within 4 weeks of discharge from hospital
Data collection end: March 2019
50%
Area covered: England
Source: Royal College of Physicians. Adult Asthma Audit.


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