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Patients admitted to Department of Internal Medicine M, Glostrup University hospital, with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are evaluated with regard to early follow-up by a specialized nurse in the home after discharge. Eligible patients receive education about disease management. The intervention is evaluated by comparing the number of readmissions for COPD and the duration of admissions during the study period to the the period prior to the implementation of this intervention.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Historical Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Patient education and disease management
Department of Internal Medicine, Glostrup University Hospital
Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:45:15-0400
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