A comprehensive care management program to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospitalizations: a randomized, controlled trial.

@article{Fan2012ACC,
  title={A comprehensive care management program to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospitalizations: a randomized, controlled trial.},
  author={Vincent S. Fan and J. Michael Gaziano and Robert Lew and Jean Bourbeau and Sandra G Adams and Sarah M Leatherman and Soe Soe Thwin and Grant Huang and Richard A. Robbins and Peruvemba S Sriram and Amir Sharafkhaneh and M Jeffery Mador and George Sarosi and Ralph J. Panos and Padmashri Rastogi and Todd H. Wagner and Steven A. Mazzuca and Colleen Shannon and Cindy L Colling and Matthew H. Liang and James K Stoller and Louis Fiore and Dennis E. Niewoehner},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={156 10},
  pages={673-83}
}
BACKGROUND Improving a patient's ability to self-monitor and manage changes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) symptoms may improve outcomes. OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy of a comprehensive care management program (CCMP) in reducing the risk for COPD hospitalization. DESIGN A randomized, controlled trial comparing CCMP with guideline-based usual care. (ClinicalTrials.gov registration number: NCT00395083) SETTING: 20 Veterans Affairs hospital-based outpatient clinics… CONTINUE READING
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