A COPD disease management program reduced a composite of hospitalizations or emergency department visits

Park, Kevin; Robbins, Richard A.
March 2011
ACP Journal Club;3/20/2011, Vol. 154 Issue 3, p4
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study by researcher K.L. Rice of Minneapolis VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which observed whether a disease management program can improve outcomes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study was published in a 2010 issue of the "American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine" and included high-risk COPD patients from 5 VA medical centers.


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