Key research priorities defined by clinicians and patients - now form basis for planning future research strategies

A consensus statement by EMBARC identifies research priorities in bronchiectasis which were determined by physicians and patients.

From 2014 to 2015, EMBARC used a modified Delphi process among European bronchiectasis experts to reach a consensus on 55 key research priorities in this field. During the same period, the European Lung Foundation collected 711 questionnaires from adult patients with bronchiectasis and their carers from 22 European countries reporting important research priorities from their perspective.

This consensus statement reports recommendations for bronchiectasis research after integrating both physicians and patients priorities, as well as those uniquely identified by the two groups. Priorities identified in this consensus statement provide the clearest possible roadmap towards improving our understanding of the disease and the quality of care for patients with bronchiectasis

Read the article:'Research priorities in bronchiectasis: a consensus statement from the EMBARC Clinical Research Collaboration', European Respiratory Journal