[Working with the Dutch Standard of Care for COPD: using the 'Nijmegen Clinical Screening Instrument' as an aid].

Abstract

In the Dutch Standard of Care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) the patient, not the illness, is now central. Additionally, treatment is no longer exclusively guided by the degree of airway obstruction but by the burden of disease (also called 'integral health status'). Consequently, COPD care will be more intensive and more complex. The… (More)

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