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Table 5 Number and percentage of patients with criteria fulfilled in Phase 1 and Phase 2 and comparison of the results in the two phases

From: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) management in the community: how could primary care team contribute?

Item no. Audit criteria Phase 1
(n = 2358)
Phase 2
(n = 2177)
P value
1 COPD patients with pre-scheduled appointments in General Outpatient Clinic (GOPC) 1886 (80.0%) 1997 (87.6%) < 0.00001
2 COPD patients who are smokers 658 (27.9%) n = 661 (30.4%) 0.069
a. have ever been referred to Smoking Counselling and Cessation Services (SCCS) before or 332 (50.5%) 367 (55.5%) 0.065
b. have ever attended SCCS before 289 (43.9%) 317 (48.0%) 0.141
3 COPD patients who have received seasonal influenza vaccine (SIV) in the preceding year; 991 (42.0%) 1072 (49.2%) < 0.00001
< 65 years old 28/368 (7.6%) 78/339 (23.0%) < 0.00001
>= 65 years old 963/1990 (48.4%) 994/1838 (54.1%) < 0.00001
4 COPD patients with have received pneumococcal vaccine (PCV) before; 938 (39.8%) 1244 (57.1%) < 0.00001
5 COPD patients with spirometry test done before 698 (29.6%) 1582 (72.7%) < 0.00001
6 COPD patients admitted to hospitals due to acute exacerbation (AECOPD). 423 (17.9%) 294 (13.5%) 0.000043
  1. Data are shown as No. (%)