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COPD Best Practice Guide

COPD Best Practice Guide

Monday, November 6, 2017

ISBN: 9781788513586

COPD Best Practice Guide

Executive Summary

Every winter the delivery of unscheduled

healthcare is challenged by changes in the profile

and volume of emergency presentations. In

advance of winter 2015 an analysis was made of

the admissions trends for the most frequent

conditions presenting to emergency care, which

revealed that respiratory illness featured as a key

diagnosis in three of the top five emergency

presentations in those over 65 years old.

Underpinning a significant proportion of these is

chronic lung disease, of which the most frequently

encountered is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary

Disease (COPD).