What Healthcare Executives Can Do to Curtail Rising COPD Costs
Healthcare organizations should focus on these things to improve health management of COPD patients and reduce costs.
Five COPD Gender Differences Healthcare Executives Should Watch
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects women differently than men. Here are some of the biggest variations.
Top Five Reasons for COPD Hospitalizations
There are a host of causes for a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to be hospitalized, ranging from pneumonia to infection.
How a customized COPD care bundle is reducing readmissions
Reducing readmissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an ongoing challenge for healthcare systems. Here’s how one is successful.
Four reasons COPD patients don’t receive the right treatments
Many providers are overlooking important steps that can help guide proper COPD treatment and therefore, reduce admissions and readmissions.
Four COPD treatment changes to watch
Pending and recently approved treatment options for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease range from biologics to a triple-drug inhaler.
End-of-life care planning advancements: What health execs should know
More awareness and new state laws regarding end-of-life treatment are affecting treatment approaches. Here’s what you need to know.
Link between nutrition and COPD: What health execs should know
Simple strategies can improve the nutritional well-being of COPD patients and help them maintain their weight.
COPD executive care team cuts readmission rate in half
The COPD executive care team at Sanford Medical Center is leading to impressive results. Find out who is part of the team and how it works.
Stem cell therapy shows promise for COPD, but questions remain
Autologous stem cell therapy may offer hope for patients with COPD. But some say caution is necessary.
‘Encouraging’ COPD drug pipeline could ease symptoms, address root causes
Albert A. Rizzo, MD, senior medical advisor for the American Lung Association, says the increasing number of drugs in the pipeline could improve airflow and address the underlying disease process.
COPD patient education needs, challenges: What health execs should know
Education is a significant element of comprehensive care for COPD patients. In this Q&A, one expert shares her recommendations.
Top factors that predict 30-day COPD readmissions
Recent study findings reveal which patients are more likely to be readmitted for COPD problems, and which readmission reduction strategies might work best.
COPD one of ‘most important’ diagnoses to manage in ACOs
To succeed as a Next Generation ACO, Indiana University Health system is changing its COPD care management approach.
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