COPD practice gaps seen with pulmonary rehabilitation and spirometry

Clinical practice mostly reflects guidelines for the management of acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD) however there is room to improve in areas such as referral to pulmonary rehab, a study shows. An audit of practice at five tertiary hospitals covering 207 admissions representing 171 patients between 2012 and 2013 found most patients were receiving evidence-based care. ...

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