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Improving Outcomes for COPD Patients

Bauldoff, Gerene S. RN, PhD; Diaz, Philip T. MD

Respiratory Care

The primary care provider (PCP) has a critical role in the detection and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Recently, the National Lung Health Education Program evaluated surveillance and progression of COPD and recommended educating the PCP in the use of office spirometry.

Dr. Gerene S. Bauldoff is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus.

Dr. Philip T. Diaz is an Associate Professor of Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, Columbus.

AUTHOR DISCLOSURE: The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship or financial interest in any commercial companies that pertain to this education activity.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.