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Why is this important?

Data collected from GP practices across Wales suggest that only 76.3% adult patients and 67.4% children and young adult patients on the Asthma registers have evidence of any tests results that can be used to support their diagnosis.

This QI project will ensure that the Asthma register is coded correctly, and every patient who has no evidence of a diagnostic test is invited in for a diagnostic review.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class="qitaskouterrow"][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_class="qigrey"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

What will I get for completing this project?

Good data entry directly improves patient care, which will also help you identify gaps or errors in the patient record or diagnosis.

On completion of this QI project, you will also get a certificate for your work. You will also be able to use this QI project as evidence towards CPD and professional revalidation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class="qitaskouterrow"][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_class="qigrey"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Who is this project suitable for?

This QI project is aimed at primary care teams who have a register of Asthma patients (adult and paediatric).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class="qitaskouterrow"][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_class="qigrey"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

The aim of this QI project

The aim of this Quality Improvement Project is to record evidence and code appropriately objective variability for 80% or more of people diagnosed with asthma, as demonstrated by at least one of the following:

  • two-week peak flow diary
  • reversible spirometry
  • peak flow steroid trial
  • fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO)

This is the first of two projects, which involves a review of the Asthma register; identifying patients who definitely have Asthma and have the appropriate evidence for that diagnosis in their notes, patients who may have Asthma but need further confirmatory testing, and those who do not have Asthma and should be removed from the register.

This project should be completed before the second project, which focuses on getting patients in for a diagnostic review if they do not have the evidence in their notes to support their diagnosis.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_class="qitaskouterrow"][vc_column][vc_row_inner el_class="qigrey"][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Getting started

Start by working through the set-up phase of this project, setting yourself a goal according to the time you have available to dedicate to this project, ensuring your team are aware of the project and you have been given the authorisation from your practice manager to complete the project.

Progress through the Set-up phase of your QI project before moving down to the Project phase.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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