National survey of General Practitioners on services for patients with COPD

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/593080
Title:
National survey of General Practitioners on services for patients with COPD
Authors:
McCarthy, T; Walsh, M; O’Connor, M
Issue Date:
Nov-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/593080
Item Type:
Conference Poster
Language:
en
Description:
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) exerts a huge health burden on the health of the population and on the health services. Based on international figures at least 440,000 people in Ireland have COPD, of whom over 180,000 have moderate or severe disease, and only half of whom may be diagnosed.1 Most patients who get exacerbations of COPD are managed at home by their GP. It is estimated that in 2006 over 18,500 people were treated for exacerbations of COPD within the community.2 In 2007 the Health Services Executive (HSE) established a steering group to develop a national strategy for the management of COPD.3 The aim of the strategy was to reduce the burden of disease in terms of adverse impact on quality of life, avoidable illness, disability and death. A true picture of existing services was required, to allow recommendations to be developed and prioritised appropriately.
Local subject classification:
PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT; HEALTH SERVICE PLANNING; CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Ten
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Men
dc.contributor.authorO’Connor, Men
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T10:22:51Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T10:22:51Zen
dc.date.issued2008-11en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/593080en
dc.descriptionCOPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) exerts a huge health burden on the health of the population and on the health services. Based on international figures at least 440,000 people in Ireland have COPD, of whom over 180,000 have moderate or severe disease, and only half of whom may be diagnosed.1 Most patients who get exacerbations of COPD are managed at home by their GP. It is estimated that in 2006 over 18,500 people were treated for exacerbations of COPD within the community.2 In 2007 the Health Services Executive (HSE) established a steering group to develop a national strategy for the management of COPD.3 The aim of the strategy was to reduce the burden of disease in terms of adverse impact on quality of life, avoidable illness, disability and death. A true picture of existing services was required, to allow recommendations to be developed and prioritised appropriately.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.otherPUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTen
dc.subject.otherHEALTH SERVICE PLANNINGen
dc.subject.otherCHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASEen
dc.titleNational survey of General Practitioners on services for patients with COPDen
dc.typeConference Posteren
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