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Project #92:
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on services for people with asthma

  • Type: Service evaluation / Audit
  • Topic areas: Other/indirect impacts of COVID on health/healthcare

General practice has been disrupted by the pandemic in many clinical areas, including in the delivery of asthma related care. We aim to assess how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the delivery of services for people with asthma and their care. The first step will be to ascertain people with asthma in the electronic health records in the OpenSAFELY platform. Then we will analyse the diagnoses, tests, and how the patient’s care and condition were managed, with reference to national standards of care during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will look to assess the impact of the pandemic on different groups for example those in certain regions, ethnicities or deprivation groups. Our analyses will help inform the NHS recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, in various ways, such as identifying best practice others can learn from and prioritising high value care activities.

  • Study leads: Rose Higgins
  • Organisation: University of Oxford and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine