The burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is enormous and is increasing, but early, accurate diagnosis in a primary care setting can have a crucial impact on managing the condition. New NICE guidelines and the GMS Contract with incentives give GPs and practice nurses the opportunity to diagnose COPD patients and manage them in a structured fashion. This book brings together clear and concise information for GPs and primary healthcare teams on how this can be achieved accurately and effectively.GPwSIs can provide an efficient and highly cost-effective service in the community close to the patienta#39;s home. ... The self-management plan includes how to recognise an exacerbation, how to prevent an exacerbation, and early intervention.
|Title||:||COPD in Primary Care|
|Publisher||:||Radcliffe Publishing - 2010|