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CONQUEST: A Quality Improvement Program for Defining and Optimizing Standards of Care for Modifiable High-Risk COPD Patients

Alves, Luis; Pullen, Rachel; Hurst, John R; Miravitlles, Marc; Carter, Victoria; Chen, Rongchang; Couper, Amy; ... Price, David B; + view all (2022) CONQUEST: A Quality Improvement Program for Defining and Optimizing Standards of Care for Modifiable High-Risk COPD Patients. Patient Related Outcome Measures , 13 pp. 53-68. 10.2147/prom.s296506. Green open access

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Abstract

The COllaboration on QUality improvement initiative for achieving Excellence in STandards of COPD care (CONQUEST) aims to improve the quality of COPD care in primary care. The CONQUEST target population includes patients diagnosed with COPD, and those undiagnosed but with COPD-like exacerbations, who are at high but modifiable risk of COPD exacerbations, increased morbidity, and mortality. Timely diagnosis and optimized management to reduce these risks is vital. There is a need for a quality improvement program (QIP) that enables long-term improvement of patient clinical outcomes via integration of the program into routine clinical care. Core to the CONQUEST program is the adoption of four specifically designed, globally applicable, and expert-agreed quality standards (QS) for modifiable high-risk COPD patients. Translation of the QS into clinical practice, and implementation of the QIP, is guided by the CONQUEST global operational protocol provided to sites meeting the minimum healthcare system requirements. Initial analyses of current practices are conducted to generate baseline assessments of need within healthcare systems and sites looking to implement the QIP. Implementation is supported by the provision of CONQUEST resources and tools, such as clinical decision support, that promote prompt identification and treatment of patients. Utilization of electronic medical record (EMR) and patient-reported data are integral components of the QIP. Regular, automated collection and analysis of data, combined with a cyclical review of the implementation process, will be conducted for long-term, continuous improvement and health impact evaluation. The CONQUEST QIP will be an important resource in the identification and management of patients with modifiable high-risk COPD. Embedding the CONQUEST QS into routine clinical practice with regular evaluation and feedback will result in long-term quality of care improvement.

Type: Article
Title: CONQUEST: A Quality Improvement Program for Defining and Optimizing Standards of Care for Modifiable High-Risk COPD Patients
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.2147/prom.s296506
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.2147/PROM.S296506
Language: English
Additional information: © 2022 Dove Press Ltd. This work is published and licensed by Dove Medical Press Limited. The full terms of this license are available at https://www.dovepress.com/terms.php and incorporate the Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/).
Keywords: patient-reported outcome, patient-reported information, clinical decision support, primary care, quality standards, integrated care
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Respiratory Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10144832
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