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COPD in Primary Care

This program for primary care providers is an evidence-based education and management program focused on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The tools and resources herein are aligned with the latest Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) guidelines.

    • May 3, 2021

    COPD - A Clinical and Public Health Challenge

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has a substantial impact on the Canadian healthcare system. In the current medical landscape, COPD alone is responsible for more than 20% of hospitalizations, 25% of emergency department visits, more than 20% of primary care visits, 30% of home care services, and 35% of placements into long-term care homes. [1] According to the World Health Organization, in 2019, COPD was the...