Chapter 8. Management of COPD in the Community

  1. Laura Blackler RN, BSc, MSc2,
  2. Christine Jones RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist — Respiratory3 and
  3. Caroline Mooney RN, Community Nurse Specialist — Respiratory4
  1. Patrick White

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697603.ch8

Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

How to Cite

White, P. (2007) Management of COPD in the Community, in Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (eds L. Blackler, C. Jones and C. Mooney), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470697603.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London

  2. 3

    King's College Hospital, London

  3. 4

    Luton Treatment Centre, Luton

Author Information

  1. GP and King's College School of Medicine, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470027189

Online ISBN: 9780470697603

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Keywords:

  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease;
  • health-care policy;
  • leap-frogged asthma;
  • general practitioners (GP);
  • deprived populations

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Burden of COPD in the Community

  • Prevalence

  • Mortality, Morbidity, Admissions, and Service Use

  • Guidelines, Evidence, and Authority in the Community Management of COPD

  • Treatment Strategies for the Individual Patient

  • The Role of Lung Function Testing in Primary Care

  • Co-Ordination of COPD Management in the Community

  • Community Implications of Interventions in Acute Severe Exacerbations

  • End-of-Life Care

  • References