Completed projects

Healthy Outlook evaluation
Healthy Outlook evaluation

The UK Met Office developed Healthy Outlook in 2007 in order to help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) manage their condition and avoid hospital admissions. It involves a forecasting model to predict when the outdoor environment is likely to adversely affect the health of COPD patients, and to issue telephone alerts when there is an increased risk. The service was provided to patients by a number of Primary Care Trusts (now Clinical Commissioning Groups) who chose to provide it in their local area.

PIRU was asked to evaluate the extent to which Healthy Outlook reduced hospital admissions and mortality.