Assessment of a primary and tertiary care integrated management model for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

@article{Bolbar2009AssessmentOA,
  title={Assessment of a primary and tertiary care integrated management model for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  author={Ignasi Bol{\'i}bar and Vicente Plaza and Mariant{\`o}nia Llauger and Ester Amado and Pedro A Ant{\'o}n and Ana Carolina Espinosa and Leandra Dom{\'i}nguez and Mar Fraga and Montserrat Freixas and Josep Anton De la Fuente and Iskra Liguerre and Casimira Medrano and Meritxell Peir{\'o} and Mariant{\`o}nia Pou and Joaqu{\'i}n Sanch{\'i}s and Ingrid Solanes and Carles Valero and Pepi Valverde},
  journal={BMC Public Health},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={68 - 68}
}
BACKGROUND The diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Spain continues to present challenges, and problems are exacerbated when there is a lack of coordinated follow-up between levels of care. This paper sets out the protocol for assessing the impact of an integrated management model for the care of patients with COPD. The new model will be evaluated in terms of 1) improvement in the rational utilization of health-care services and 2) benefits… CONTINUE READING

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