Introduction

INHALE is an online tool showing data from a range of sources about respiratory diseases including COPD and asthma. It includes data from the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) and ONS mortality. Data is mostly presented for CCGs and is divided into domains:

  • Risk factors
  • COPD indicators
  • Asthma indicators
  • Pneumonia indicators
  • Other

The Inhale profile is based on indicators developed for the 2nd Atlas of variation in risk factors and healthcare for respiratory disease in England. A full list of indicators in Inhale is available here.

The full Atlas PDF and datafile is available from https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/atlas-of-variation. Please provide feedback on the atlases of variation by completing a short online survey Atlas user survey

For respiratory information at general practice level please see National General Practice Profiles.

The Inhale profile is currently being updated and will be populated with the indicators from the Atlas during 2020.

Recent updates

June 2020

Place of death (care home, home and hospital) indicators for COPD are now available for the periods from 2006-2008 to 2016-2018.

Mortality indicators for respiratory disease in the under 75s, respiratory disease considered preventable in the under 75s and for COPD as an underlying cause of death are now available at CCG level.

May 2020

Revised hospital admissions indicators for asthma, pneumonia, respiratory disease and COPD are now available for the periods from 2013/14 to 2018/19 using the 2019/20 CCG configuration.

Bronchiolitis (in the under 2s) has been revised to show the 2019/20 CCG configuration and updated to show 2015/16 - 2017/18 to 2016/17 – 2018/19.

Mortality indicators are now available for COPD, asthma, pneumonia and all respiratory disease.

2018/19 data at district and county level are now available for the indicators: Percentage of adults (aged 18+) classified as overweight or obese, and Percentage of physically active aduts.

February 2020

Hospital admissions indicators for median length of stay for asthma, pneumonia and COPD are now available for the periods from 2013/14 to 2017/18.

Indicators showing the percentage of zero and one day emergency for pneumonia (available for the periods from 2013/14 to 2017/18) and bronchiolitis in children under 2 (available for the period 2015/16-2017/18).

December 2019

Hospital admissions indicators for asthma, pneumonia, respiratory disease and COPD are now available for the periods from 2013/14 to 2017/18.

QOF based indicators covering asthma and COPD prevalence, smoking, smoking support services, and indicators for wider risk factors are now included in the profile.

October 2019

The 2nd Atlas of Variation in risk factors and healthcare for respiratory Disease in England is available at https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/atlas-of-variation.

The Atlas data will soon be uploaded to Inhale. A datasheet containing data for all indicators is available from the Atlas web page.

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Recent updates

June 2020

Place of death (care home, home and hospital) indicators for COPD are now available for the periods from 2006-2008 to 2016-2018.

Mortality indicators for respiratory disease in the under 75s, respiratory disease considered preventable in the under 75s and for COPD as an underlying cause of death are now available at CCG level.

May 2020

Revised hospital admissions indicators for asthma, pneumonia, respiratory disease and COPD are now available for the periods from 2013/14 to 2018/19 using the 2019/20 CCG configuration.

Bronchiolitis (in the under 2s) has been revised to show the 2019/20 CCG configuration and updated to show 2015/16 - 2017/18 to 2016/17 – 2018/19.

Mortality indicators are now available for COPD, asthma, pneumonia and all respiratory disease.

2018/19 data at district and county level are now available for the indicators: Percentage of adults (aged 18+) classified as overweight or obese, and Percentage of physically active aduts.

February 2020

Hospital admissions indicators for median length of stay for asthma, pneumonia and COPD are now available for the periods from 2013/14 to 2017/18.

Indicators showing the percentage of zero and one day emergency for pneumonia (available for the periods from 2013/14 to 2017/18) and bronchiolitis in children under 2 (available for the period 2015/16-2017/18).

December 2019

Hospital admissions indicators for asthma, pneumonia, respiratory disease and COPD are now available for the periods from 2013/14 to 2017/18.

QOF based indicators covering asthma and COPD prevalence, smoking, smoking support services, and indicators for wider risk factors are now included in the profile.

October 2019

The 2nd Atlas of Variation in risk factors and healthcare for respiratory Disease in England is available at https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/atlas-of-variation.

The Atlas data will soon be uploaded to Inhale. A datasheet containing data for all indicators is available from the Atlas web page.

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