Primary care management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: An integrated goal-directed approach

Sidney S. Braman, David W. Lee

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Abstract

Purpose of review: This review discusses the role of the primary care physician in the care of the patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and considers how an integrated chronic care model can be applied. Recent findings: Evidence suggests that a multidisciplinary approach can be successfully applied to a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patient. These interventions can lead to improvement in quality of life and reduced healthcare utilization. Summary: An integrated care program for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to assist the primary care provider should include the elements of the chronic care model. The support of a community-based outreach nurse, allied health staff, rehabilitation services and a case manager can assure best practices and identify gaps in quality care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-88
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chronic care model
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Integrated care
  • Primary care

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