British Thoracic Society Bronchiectasis Audit 2010

Source:
British Thoracic Society - BTS
Publisher:
British Thoracic Society (BTS)
Publication date:
31 May 2011

Abstract

This is a summary of the 2010 audit against the five "gold standards" of the BTS guidelines on non cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. These are around

  • Confirmation of diagnosis with a Chest CT
  • Seeing a chest physiotherapist
  • Recording and measuring of cough, sputum purulence, sputum volume and breathlessness
  • Checking immunoglobulins, protein electrophores to exclude cystic fibrosis
  • Measuring FEV, FVC, PEF, spirometry and lung volumes before and after therapy

The data comes from 1501 patients.