Objective: Gaining expert consensus on a standardized list of variables to capture in the APEX COPD registry.
Methods: A modified, Delphi process was used to reach consensus on which data to collect in the registry from electronic health records (EHRs), patient-reported information (PRI) and patient-reported outcomes (PRO), and by physicians during subsequent office visits. The Delphi panel comprised 14 primary care and specialty COPD experts from the U.S. and internationally. The process consisted of three iterative rounds. Responses were collected electronically.
Results: Of the initial 195 variables considered, consensus was reached to include up to 115 EHR variables, 34 PRI/PRO variables and five office-visit variables in the APEX COPD registry. These should include information on symptom burden, diagnosis, COPD exacerbations, lung function, quality-of-life, comorbidities, smoking status/history, treatment specifics (including side effects), inhaler management, and patient education/self-management.
Conclusions: COPD experts agreed upon the core variables to collect from EHR data and from patients to populate the APEX COPD registry. Data will eventually be integrated, standardized and stored in the APEX COPD database and used for approved COPD-related research.
|Journal||COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 14 Jul 2020|
- primary care
- patient reported outcomes
- clinically relevant data collection