The primary care face of COPD
Rachel Booker Freelance medical writer and specialist respiratory nurse.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an important, long-term condition that places burdens on patients, carers and the health service. Early diagnosis and appropriate, holistic, long-term continuity of care are key to reducing the burden of COPD and enabling patients and carers to achieve the best possible quality of life, from diagnosis to end-of-life care.
Primary Health Care. 18, 5, 37-48. doi: 10.7748/phc2008.06.18.5.37.c8231