Low-Cost Program Slashes Readmission Rates for COPD Low-Cost Program Slashes Readmission Rates for COPD

When COPD patients are discharged from the hospital with good education and a referral for timely follow-up, rates of readmission for acute exacerbation drop significantly, new research shows.Medscape Medical News
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This study evaluates the costs and utilities of different treatment strategies for stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients based on Markov model and provides guidance for clinical decision and health policy making. Patients with stable COPD from four subcenters had been investigated. A Markov model with three states, namely, GOLD 1-2, GOLD 3-4, and death, was built using TreeAge Pro 2011 software. Cost-utility ratio (CUR) and incremental cost-utility ratio (ICUR) from forty Markov circles were applied to measuring the economics evaluation of three different treatments. A total of 236 stable COPD patien...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Authors: Oshagbemi OA, Franssen FME, van Kraaij S, Braeken DCW, Wouters EFM, Maitland-van der Zee AH, Driessen JHM, de Vries F Abstract Although recently introduced in the pharmacological treatment algorithm of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), there is a need for more data supporting the use of blood eosinophil counts as a biomarker to guide inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk of moderate and/or severe exacerbations and all-cause mortality in a large primary care population after withdrawal of ICS compared to continued users stratified by elevated blood...
Source: COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: COPD Source Type: research
Authors: Chabowski M, Juzwiszyn J, Bolanowska Z, Brzecka A, Jankowska-Polańska B Abstract Chronic nonmalignant pulmonary diseases impose a heavy burden on patients, generate health-care costs, and contribute to poor health-related quality of life. It has been found that a wide range of factors negatively affects quality of life, but the role of acceptance of illness needs to be further investigated. The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between acceptance of illness and quality of life in patients with chronic nonmalignant pulmonary diseases. The study encompassed 200 patients of the mean age 58&nb...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
DALLAS--In a session at the American Thoracic Society meeting this week study authors reported on gaps in post-discharge care for COPD and on tele-rehabilitation as possible bridge.  
Source: ConsultantLive - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Conferences/ATS Source Type: news
Condition:   COPD Intervention:   Drug: BDP/FF/G fixed combination Sponsor:   Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. Not yet recruiting
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Title: High-Deductible Health Plans Can Harm COPD Patients: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/23/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/24/2019 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2019Source: Journal of Environmental SciencesAuthor(s): Rui Chi, Hongyu Li, Qian Wang, Qiangrong Zhai, Daidai Wang, Meng Wu, Qichen Liu, Shaowei Wu, Qingbian Ma, Furong Deng, Xinbiao GuoPrevious studies have reported associations of short-term exposure to different sources of ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and increased mortality or hospitalizations for respiratory diseases. Few studies, however, have focused on the short-term effects of source-specific PM2.5 on emergency room visits (ERVs) of respiratory diseases. Source apportionment for PM2.5 was performed with Positive...
Source: Journal of Environmental Sciences - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
Sarcopenia has been classically defined as the loss of skeletal muscle mass and function that occurs with advancing age. According to the original definition of the European Working Group of Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP),1 diagnosis of sarcopenia required documentation of both low muscle mass and either low muscle strength or low performance. In the recently updated definition (EWGSOP-2), sarcopenia must be suspected in presence of low muscle strength and confirmed by documentation of reduced muscle mass.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Research Letter Source Type: research
DALLAS--Results of 3 studies presented at the American Thoracic Society meeting this week focus on the predictive role of disease exacerbations, machine learning, and Hgb levels in COPD.  
Source: ConsultantLive - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Conferences/ATS COPD Respiratory Diseases Source Type: news
Individuals with HDHP more likely to report forgoing care due to costs, cost - related nonadherence
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news
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