TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Halpin, D. M. G.
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Thorax;Mar2008, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p187
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
31505919

 

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