Priority 15 from the COPD Exacerbation PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: What factors determine whether someone with a COPD exacerbation can be managed at home or needs admission to hospital? (JLA PSP Priority 15)
|JLA question ID
|People with more severe COPD, or more severe exacerbations may need hospital care when they are unwell. This question seeks to better understand which factors are important in deciding whether or not someone should be assessed at hospital when having an exacerbation, compared to being managed at home.
This is an area of uncertainty.
|Health Research Classification System category
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
Best marker/symptom to guide home community care vs admission ~ Advice on Treatment at home rather than going to hospital ~ Should patients be treat at home with an exacerbation if they are given treatment & are safe to stay at home and have a community nurse to re-evaluate daily
|Patient, Healthcare professional
|PSP unique ID
|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