Community care for COPD: the good, the bad and the ugly

Halpin, D. M. G.
March 2008
Thorax;Mar2008, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p187
Academic Journal
The article reflects on the community medical services for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Great Britain. According to the author, the government is commissioning and managing financial models that encourage the development of services to provide continuing care provided by hospitals. He states that the Department of Health has announced that community matrons would be able to diagnose, assess and prescribe for patients in the community.


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