Priority 6 from the COPD Exacerbation PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Which palliative care regimes should be used to treat an exacerbation, in which circumstances, and what are the potential benefits?  (‘Palliative care’ is defined by the World Health Organisation as an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering).  (JLA PSP Priority 6)
Overall ranking 6
JLA question ID 0104/6
Explanatory note People living with COPD often have symptoms such as breathlessness and cough which can be difficult to treat, especially in more severe disease.  This question aims to address this by thinking about treatments that might help these symptoms, rather than focusing on treatments designed specifically for COPD. 

This question is an area of uncertainty.  

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

Integrated palliative care following niv for copd exacerbations

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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