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Low-intensity case management cuts COPD-related hospital visits in half
Date:5/21/2008

ived traditional treatment. Hospital admissions for any causes decreased by more than 20 percent in case-managed patients.

The limited case management model also improved measures of quality of life and was associated with a non-statistically significant reduction in mortality, although study was not a large enough to detect a definite effect on mortality explained Dr. Rice. Because of its relative simplicity, we believe that this model could be easily implemented across a wide variety of clinical settings. This may not only improve patient outcomes, but could also reduce the strain on hospital systems overburdened by preventable emergencies.


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American Thoracic Society
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