TITLE

Management of exacerbations of COPD

PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Thorax;Mar2004 Supplement 1, Vol. 59, p131
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the effective management of exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Great Britain. It mentions that exacerbations can be managed at home and in few cases need hospitalisation, which depends on the severity of the exacerbation. It stresses that advanced discharge planning reduces the risk of readmission and unnecessary hospital bed occupancy.
ACCESSION #
67205623

 

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