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Recipe Name:

QIM 6 – Influenza immunisation for patients with COPD


People with COPD are considered to be at high risk of complications from influenza. Data from several studies also provide evidence that influenza vaccination has a clinically important protective effect on influenza-related  COPD exacerbations, and probably an effect on the total number of exacerbations in COPD patients. The administration of influenza vaccine to persons at risk of complications is the single most important measure in preventing or attenuating influenza infection and preventing mortality. While best practice guidelines recommend annual immunisation, a 15 month interval allows for cases when a client decides to receive a vaccine earlier than  recommended (e.g. from a pharmacy), or delay and wait for the release of an ‘enhanced’ vaccine.


Proportion regular clients who are aged 15 years and over who are recorded as having COPD and are immunised against influenza.

A person is immunised against influenza if they have received an influenza vaccine within the previous 15 months.

CAT Starting Point:

  1. CAT Open - CAT4 view (all reports) loaded
  2. Population Extract Loaded and Extract Pane “Hidden”
    1. Filter Pane open and under the ‘General’ tab ‘Active Patients’ (3x <2 years) selected

CAT4 starting point


RECIPE Steps Filters:

  • In the “General” Tab, enter Start Age = 15


  • Click "Recalculate"
  • Click ‘Hide Filters’


Report Steps

  • Select the "Immunisations/Influenza" tab


3.   Choose a file name and a location to save to (eg. Create a folder C:/ClinicalAudit/CAT Patient FollowUp)

4.  Click “Save” 

The steps above will produce a list of patients with contact details in MS Excel which can then be used to: