The Human and Economic Burden of COPD: A Leading Cause of Hospital Admission in Canada – Canadian Thoracic Society – 2 February 2010

Posted on February 5, 2010. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt, Health Economics, Respiratory Medicine | Tags: , |

The Human and Economic Burden of COPD: A Leading Cause of Hospital Admission in Canada – Canadian Thoracic Society – 2 February 2010
By Susannah Benady

Extract from the press release:

“Many Canadians unaware of heavy price of COPD on patients and the healthcare system
February 2, 2010 – Ottawa, ON – A review of Canadian data by the nation’s leading lung specialists has provided the factual evidence to support what respirologists across the country have been suspecting for some time. Shockingly, more people are being admitted to Canadian hospitals each year with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than any other major chronic illness (including heart attacks) and that number has been increasing dramatically in recent years.i A new report released today by the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS), entitled The Human and Economic Burden of COPD: A Leading Cause of Hospital Admission in Canada, is timely given the annual spike in hospitalizations due to lung infections each winter.” … continues

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