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Palliative Care For Patients With Advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Remains Underutilized

Hayward, Bradley MD; Zappetti, Dana MD

Clinical Pulmonary Medicine: May 2019 - Volume 26 - Issue 3 - p 102
doi: 10.1097/CPM.0000000000000309
Pulmonary Trends

Synopsis: COPD patients experience distressing symptoms and a poor quality of life. This population-based, repeated cross-sectional study suggests that palliative strategies in advanced disease remain underutilized.

Source: Gershon AS, Maclagan LC, Luo J, et al. End-of-life strategies among patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2018;198:1389–1396.

Disclosure: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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