New NICE Quality Statement: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults

NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement.
This quality standard covers the assessment, diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It does not cover prevention, screening or case finding. For more information see the COPD topic overview.

This quality standard was previously called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease quality standard.

In February 2016, this quality standard was updated. A new statement on emergency oxygen during an exacerbation has been added and the other quality statements have been updated.

Read the full guidance here

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