Improving the Prescription of Antibiotics in Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Aoife Sartini-Bhreathnach
The proposed quality improvement (QI) project aims to improve the prescription of antibiotics in acute exacerbations of COPD. The literature states that there is overprescription of antibiotics in AECOPD. Data was collected to review the management of AECOPD in an emergency department in Dublin. The management of patients admitted with AECOPD, over a set period of time, was reviewed with a detailed focus on the prescription of antibiotics in patients with no infiltrate on chest...
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