Information for GPs

  1. PACE training: Overview of study
  2. Objectives
  3. Flow diagram
  4. Rescue Packs
  5. Assessment
  6. Treatment: Bronchodilators and Oral Corticosteroids
  7. Treatment: Antibiotics
  8. Study procedure 1: Patient Mail-out
  9. Study procedure 2: The Baseline Visit
  10. Study procedure 3: Subsequent Consultations
  11. Study procedure 4: Week 1 & Week 2 - Patient Telephone Follow-up
  12. Study procedure 5: Week 4 - Follow-up
  13. Study procedure 6: Safety Reporting (SAEs)
  14. SAEs: Causality
  15. SAEs: Expectedness
  16. References
  17. Training slides - to view online / download


Results & recommendations

An infographic have been specially developed to present the PACE study findings and recommendations:

Publication

The findings of PACE have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine in July 2019:

Butler CC, Gillespie D, White P, Bates J, Lowe R, Thomas-Jones E, Wootton M, Hood K, Phillips R, Melbye H, Llor C, Cals Y, et al. C-Reactive Protein Testing to Guide Antibiotic Prescribing for COPD Exacerbations. N Engl J Med 2019; 381:111-120 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1803185