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MaineHealth COPD Program
(Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

 

A collaborative effort to raise the awareness, diagnosis and treatment standards of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

---COPD is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States---

---COPD is responsible for 1.5 million ED visits and 726,000 hospitalizations per year---

---The direct and indirect cost of COPD in the U.S. is an estimated $49.9 billion---

(2010 NIH)


New Resources

GOLD COPD Patient Screener
Earlier diagnosis of COPD allows aggressive smoking cessation efforts which may lead to decreased burden, improved clinical outcomes and quality of life for people with COPD.  Screening your patients is the first step to identifying patients with lung disease and addressing what steps are needed for a healthier tomorrow.  To read more, click here.

Smoking May Hasten Mental Decline in Men

Navigating the Health Care System: Make Good on Your Resolution To Quit Smoking - Carolyn Clancy on the AHRQ website.

Center for Tobacco Independence -
Maine Tobacco HelpLine number 1-800-207-1230

 

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