Priority 13 from the COPD Exacerbation PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What is the value of integrated respiratory teams (health-care professionals working across organisations, and/or professions) in preventing COPD exacerbations and COPD admissions?  (JLA PSP Priority 13)
Overall ranking 13
JLA question ID 0104/13
Explanatory note People with COPD may have care from many different clinicians, including their GP team, community based specialists and those based in hospital.  Ideally this care should be joined up as an 'integrated respiratory team'.  Whilst this is commonplace in some areas, it is not in others and so understanding the benefit of working in this way, particularly in relation to preventing COPD exacerbations and admissions to hospital, would increase the available evidence to support such ways of working. 

There is no specific evidence base to this question. 

Health Research Classification System category Respiratory
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples

What is the role of integrated respiratory teams in supporting people in prevention of hospital admission related to COPD exacerbation? ~ How does integrated respiratory team working impact on admissions and Readmissions. ~ Research providing quantitative data on what aspects of nursing or physiotherapist roles prevent admissions

Submitted by Healthcare professional
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0104
PSP name COPD Exacerbation PSP
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 51 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 1 April 2021