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Amy Shaheen, MD, MSc; Shane Hemphill, MD

Project Manager

Candice Hunt, MHA


Increase the number of spirometry completed in the Rex Primary Care of Cary clinic by 10% and increase symptom assessment in patients with spirometry-confirmed COPD to 50% by August 31st, 2018.

2018 IHQI Symposium Presentation Slides

Project Accomplishments

The COPD project has been spread system-wide to over 61 primary care practices. The composite measure is called COPD uncontrolled treatment and includes:

  1. Rescue inhaler prescribed
  2. Symptom assessment regularly (depends on last symptom score)
  3. Spirometry
  4. Appropriate treatment based on symptom score
  5. Inhaler education annually