Respiratory Quality Standards From The British Thoracic Society

The British Thoracic Society (BTS) has published a number of useful Quality Standards and  Guidelines.

In this post I copy the Quality Standards as of 7-31-2017. As always the blog posts are my medical review notes, and this post is to remind me what respiratory Quality Standards are available from the BTS. What follows is from the Quality Standards:

Quality Standards

A Quality Standards statement based on each BTS Guideline is a key part of the range of supporting materials that the Society produces to assist in the implementation of Guideline recommendations.

A quality standard is a set of specific, concise statements that:

act as markers of high quality, cost-effective patient care across a pathway or clinical area, covering treatment or prevention; and
are derived from the best available evidence and are produced collaboratively with the NHS along with their partners and service users.

Declarations of Interest

In Preparation

BTS is currently working on two new Quality Standards based on recently published BTS Guidelines:

  • BTS Quality Standards for the Investigation and Management of Pulmonary Nodules – public consultation closed
  • BTS Quality Standards for Home Oxygen Use in Adults – public consultation closed

Pulbication of both Quality Standards is expected later in 2017.

Quality Standards

A-Z Disease / Condition Title Publication date
Asthma NICE Asthma Quality Standards 2013
Bronchiectasis BTS Bronchiectasis Quality Standards 2012
Bronchiolitis NICE Bronchiolitis in Children Quality Standards 2016
COPD NICE COPD Quality Standards 2016
Flexible Bronchoscopy BTS Diagnostic Flexible Bronchoscopy Quality Standards 2014
Home oxygen adults BTS Home Oxygen Quality Standards 2017
IPF NICE IPF Quality Standards 2015
Neuromuscular Weakness BTS Respiratory Management of Children with Neuromuscular Weakness Quality Standard 2014
NIV BTS NIV Quality Standards 2017
Pneumonia adults NICE Community Acquired Pneumonia Quality Standards 2016
Pulmonary Nodules BTS Pulmonary Nodules Quality Standards 2017
Pulmonary rehabilitation BTS Pulmonary Rehabilitation Quality Standards 2014
Smoking Cessation NICE Smoking Cessation Quality Standards 2013
TB NICE Quality Standard for Tuberculosis 2017


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