This report from the National Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Audit Programme (NACAP) shows what happened after people were admitted to hospital with an asthma attack or COPD exacerbation between 2018 and 2020. The data show that many people are being readmitted to hospital within three months of going home and that some, particularly with COPD, are dying within three months of their exacerbation.
- Adult asthma: 0.4% died within 30 days of admission to hospital, 0.8% within 90 days
- COPD: 6.1% died within 30 days of admission, 11.9% within 90 days.
National Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Audit Programme (NACAP) clinical outcomes report October 2018–March 2020 (9 March 2023) https://www.hqip.org.uk/resource/nacap-mar-2023/
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