Title: Prevention and management of chronic pulmonary disease (COPD) in primary care: position paper of the European forum for Primary care
Authors: Schermer, Tjard ×
van Weel, Chris
Barten, Francoise
Buffels, Johan
Chavannes, Niels
Kardas, Przemyslaw
Ostrem, Anders
Schneider, Antonius
Yaman, Hakan #
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Radcliffe Medical Press
Series Title: Quality in Primary Care vol:16 pages:363-377
Abstract: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a smoking-related, progressive lung disease that represents a substantial indivual, society and economic burden. Primary care professionals hav an important role in healthcare provision for patients with COPD. In this position paper we summarise the current knowledge about, and management of patients with COPD. Next, we describe the role general practitioners and other primary care disciplines (should) have to prevent, diagnose and treat COPD; Finally, we explore differences in the way particular aspects of primary care COPD disease management are available or organised in a number of European countries, in order to identify barriers and provide examples of 'best practices' for optimal primary care management of patients with COPD.
ISSN: 1479-1072
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: DI
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× corresponding author
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