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Prevention and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in primary care: Position paper of the European Forum for Primary Care

Schermer, Tjard R.J.; Barten, F; Buffels, J.; Chavannes, Niels; Kardas, P.; Øtrem, A; Schneider, A.; Yaman, H.; van Weel, Chris


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a smoking-related, progressive lung disease that represents a substantial individual, societal and economic burden. Primary care professionals have 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....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Quality in Primary Care


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