National COPD (Respiratory) strategy 2008

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/592802
Title:
National COPD (Respiratory) strategy 2008
Authors:
Health Service Executive (HSE); Irish Thoracic Society; Irish College of General Practitioners
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/592802
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is serious, preventable and costly. It is an umbrella term for a number of chronic lung disorders formerly called chronic bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive airway disease and chronic airway flow limitation. Each year, there are as many deaths in Ireland due to respiratory disease as there are from heart disease. Ireland has the highest mortality rate in the EU from respiratory disease, with COPD a major contributor to these deaths. While COPD can affect those who have never smoked, smoking is the trigger in the majority of cases. It also disproportionately affects people from lower socio-economic groups. Currently COPD is not prioritised compared with other major killers such as cardiovascular disease, yet it exerts a large negative impact on people’s lives and on the health service. Health forecasts show that the adverse impact of COPD will escalate in the coming years in Ireland unless a national integrated and structured approach to respiratory health that focuses on evidence-based prevention and care is implemented. This COPD Strategy was produced by a National COPD Group which was convened in Autumn 2007. The multi-disciplinary group had representatives from the Health Service Executive (HSE), Department of Health and Children (DOHC), Irish Thoracic Society (ITS), Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP), ANAIL (Respiratory Nurse Specialists) and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. The objectives of the group were to: • Review scientific literature scientific on prevention and management of COPD • Review the epidemiology of COPD in Ireland • Outline the COPD services and initiatives available in Ireland • Consult with relevant stakeholders • Make recommendations for the management of people with COPD and its services, having regard to current best practice • Make recommendations on the development and implementation of an integrated approach to improve respiratory health and the care of people with COPD.
Keywords:
CHRONIC DISEASE
Local subject classification:
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT; HEALTH SERVICE PLANNING; CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.contributor.authorIrish Thoracic Societyen
dc.contributor.authorIrish College of General Practitionersen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-04T17:00:44Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-04T17:00:44Zen
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/592802en
dc.descriptionChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is serious, preventable and costly. It is an umbrella term for a number of chronic lung disorders formerly called chronic bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive airway disease and chronic airway flow limitation. Each year, there are as many deaths in Ireland due to respiratory disease as there are from heart disease. Ireland has the highest mortality rate in the EU from respiratory disease, with COPD a major contributor to these deaths. While COPD can affect those who have never smoked, smoking is the trigger in the majority of cases. It also disproportionately affects people from lower socio-economic groups. Currently COPD is not prioritised compared with other major killers such as cardiovascular disease, yet it exerts a large negative impact on people’s lives and on the health service. Health forecasts show that the adverse impact of COPD will escalate in the coming years in Ireland unless a national integrated and structured approach to respiratory health that focuses on evidence-based prevention and care is implemented. This COPD Strategy was produced by a National COPD Group which was convened in Autumn 2007. The multi-disciplinary group had representatives from the Health Service Executive (HSE), Department of Health and Children (DOHC), Irish Thoracic Society (ITS), Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP), ANAIL (Respiratory Nurse Specialists) and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. The objectives of the group were to: • Review scientific literature scientific on prevention and management of COPD • Review the epidemiology of COPD in Ireland • Outline the COPD services and initiatives available in Ireland • Consult with relevant stakeholders • Make recommendations for the management of people with COPD and its services, having regard to current best practice • Make recommendations on the development and implementation of an integrated approach to improve respiratory health and the care of people with COPD.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectCHRONIC DISEASEen
dc.subject.otherPUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTen
dc.subject.otherHEALTH SERVICE PLANNINGen
dc.subject.otherCHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASEen
dc.titleNational COPD (Respiratory) strategy 2008en
dc.typeReporten
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