The PACE study

Title

Primary care use of a C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Point of Care Test (POCT) to help target antibiotic prescribing to patients with Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (AECOPD) who are most likely to benefit

Aim

The study aims to develop better ways of treating COPD attacks or flares (sometimes called acute exacerbations). It involves seeing whether a quick and easy finger prick blood test can help guide the use of antibiotics during acute exacerbations.