Palliative and supportive care in COPD: research priorities to decrease suffering.

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OMICS Publishing Group
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine, 2012, 1 (6), pp. 1 - 3
Issue Date:
2012-01
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects 80 million people worldwide, is the fourth most prevalent cause of death globally and accounts for 3.5% of total years lost due to disability. Despite the similarities with malignant disease, many individuals suffer unnecessarily and continue to have limited access to palliative and endof-life care.
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