Palliative care in COPD—web survey in Sweden highlights the current situation for a vulnerable group of patients

@inproceedings{Strang2013PalliativeCI,
  title={Palliative care in COPD—web survey in Sweden highlights the current situation for a vulnerable group of patients},
  author={Susann Strang and Ann Ekberg-Jansson and Peter Strang and Lars-Olof Larsson},
  booktitle={Upsala journal of medical sciences},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common cause of death. Despite the heavy symptom burden in late stages, these patients are relatively seldom referred to specialist palliative care. METHODS A web-based survey concerning medical and organizational aspects of palliative care in COPD was distributed to respiratory physicians in Sweden. There were 93 respondents included in the study. RESULTS Palliative care issues were regularly discussed with the patients according… CONTINUE READING