The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) Research Needs Statement 2010
Pinnock, Hilary × Thomas, Mike Tsiligianni, Ioanna Lisspers, Karin Østrem, Anders Ställberg, Björn Yusuf, Osman Ryan, Dermot Buffels, Johan Cals, Jochen WL Chavannes, Niels H Henrichsen, Svein Høegh Langhammer, Arnulf Latysheva, Elena Lionis, Christos Litt, John van der Molen, Thys Zwar, Nick Williams, Sian #
Strategic Medical Pub.
Primary Care Respiratory Journal vol:19 issue:Suppl 1 pages:S1-S20
Respiratory diseases are a public health issue throughout the world, with high prevalence and morbidity. This Research Needs Statement from the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) aims to highlight unanswered questions on the management
of respiratory diseases that are of importance to practising primary care clinicians.
Methods: An informal but inclusive consultation process was instigated in 2009. Draft statements in asthma, rhinitis, COPD, tobacco dependence, and respiratory infections were circulated widely to IPCRG members, other recognised experts, and representatives from a range
of economic and healthcare backgrounds. An iterative process was used to generate, prioritise and refine research questions in each section.