Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)Services - Clinical
Standards and Evaluation
The clinical standards for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Services were developed by a group of multidisciplinary
healthcare professionals and patient representatives. A formal
consultation took place.
The accompanying evaluation tool enables NHS boards to
review and evaluate their COPD services in relation to each of the
criteria within the clinical standards.
These standards are focused on organization and delivery of COPD
services, diagnosis and periodic review and palliative care. In
order to help providers implement these standards, three
priority areas were agreed:
Healthcare Improvement Scotland focused on Standard 4: Pulmonary
rehabilitation and implementation and improvement support tools
are now availalbe.
Other national projects took forward additional areas
of work - Keep Well and DOTS.
Published Date: 24 March 2010