TITLE

A disease-specific self-management program reduced hospital utilization and improved health status in COPD

PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 139 Issue 3, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses whether a disease-specific self-management program reduces hospital utilization and improve health status more than usual care in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Patients in the self-management group had fewer hospital admissions for acute exacerbations i.e. 71 vs 118 admissions, fewer ED visits for acute exacerbations i.e. 95 vs 161 visits and fewer unscheduled visits to their physician i.e. 46 vs 112 visits than patients in the usual care group. Fewer patients in the self-management group had a one hospital admission or one ED visit for acute exacerbations than did those in the usual care group.
ACCESSION #
11533496

 

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