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Treatment evolution after COPD diagnosis in the UK primary care setting.

Authors
  • Wurst, Keele E
  • Punekar, Yogesh Suresh
  • Shukla, Amit
Type
Published Article
Journal
PLoS ONE
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
9
Issue
9
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105296
PMID: 25180802
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Disease progression is evident over the 24 months after COPD diagnosis, as more patients were prescribed additional maintenance therapy in the 24-month period compared to baseline. The changes in therapy suggest that it is difficult to achieve a consistently improved COPD disease state.

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