respiratory
COPD

ED study reveals gaps in managing COPD exacerbations


A five-country study of emergency department presentations by patients with acute exacerbations of COPD has shown clinical management is not matching evidence-based guidelines. The study of more than 400 patients in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia found the vast majority of patients underwent chest X-ray (93%) and received bronchodilators (80%). About 66% ...

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