Policy paper

An outcomes strategy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma in England

Six shared objectives to improve outcomes for COPD and asthma through high-quality prevention, detection and treatment and care services.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Documents

Download Outcomes Strategy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD and Asthma in England

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Details

At present, COPD is the second most common cause of emergency admission to hospital and is one of the most costly diseases in terms of acute hospital care. Asthma also poses clear resource pressures on the NHS.

This strategy sets out six shared objectives to improve outcomes for COPD and asthma through high-quality prevention, detection and treatment and care services.

Government response to the consultation - a strategy for services for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in England.

Published 18 July 2011