COPD in Managed CareThe Clinical and Utilization Benefits of Exacerbation Prevention
Reducing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospital readmissions. An official American Thoracic Society workshop report.
Press VG, et al. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019;16(2):161-170.
The effect of delaying initiation with umeclidinium/vilanterol in patients with COPD: an observational administrative claims database analysis using marginal structural models.
Buikema AR, et al. Multidiscip Respir Med. 2018;13:38.
Cataldo D, et al. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2018;13:2089–2099.
Samp JC, et al. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2018;24(3):265–279.
Stanford RH, et al. Am J Manag Care. 2018;24(2):e45-e53.
Stanford RH, et al. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2020;7(1):38-48.
High-deductible health plans and healthcare access, use, and financial strain in those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Gaffney A, et al. Ann Am Thor Soc. 2020; 17(1):49-56.
Triple versus dual inhaler therapy in moderate‐to‐severe COPD: a systematic review and meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Zayed Y, et al. Clin Respir J. 2019;13(7):413-428.
Lipson DA, et al. N Engl J Med. 2018; 378(18):1671-1680.
Triple therapy with budesonide/glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate with co-suspension delivery technology versus dual therapies in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (KRONOS): a double-blind, parallel-group, multicenter, phase 3 randomised controlled trial.
Ferguson GT, et al. Lancet Respir Med. 2018; 6(10):747-758.
Bringing stability to the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patient: clinical and pharmacological considerations for frequent exacerbators.
Gulati S, Wells JM. Drugs. 2017;77(6):651–670.
Puhan MA, et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016;12:CD005305.
Clinical Practice Tools and Resources
The COPD Pocket Guide, provided by the COPD Foundation, contains comprehensive management information as well as resource tools. It can be downloaded on any mobile device.
The mMRC scale, provided by MDCalc, allows for the baseline stratification of dyspnea in COPD, as well as other respiratory diseases, and can be downloaded on any mobile device.
The CAT, provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians, allows assessment of the global impact of COPD (cough, sputum, dyspnea, chest tightness) on patient health status.
The COPD Action Plan, provided by the American Lung Association, is a tool that facilitates the prevention, timely identification, and early and appropriate treatment of COPD exacerbations.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) is one of health care’s most widely used performance improvement tools.
Patient Resources and Advocacy Organizations
The COPD Pocket Guide for Patients was designed to improve disease management and communication with a patient’s health care team. It includes patient resources such as inhaler and exercise videos as well as tools such as the wallet card and daily symptom tracker that help to collect and share information with the health care team. It can be downloaded on any mobile device.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research.
The COPD Foundation’s mission is to prevent and cure COPD and to improve the lives of all people affected by COPD.
GOLD partners with health care professionals and public health officials to raise awareness of COPD and to improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease for patients around the world.
National Jewish Health integrates the latest scientific discoveries with coordinated care for lung, heart, and immune diseases. Their Patient Education Program provides many free educational opportunities and support groups to assist patients and caregivers with managing illnesses and chronic conditions, such as COPD.
The Impact of COPD Exacerbations: Patient Perspective
The Clinical and Utilization Benefits of Exacerbation Prevention
Overcoming Pain and Gastrointestinal Distress to Improve Patient Outcomes
Evidence-Based Strategies for Improved Patient Outcomes
Proactive Diagnosis and Targeted Management
Differential Diagnosis and Comprehensive Management Strategies
Optimizing Maintenance Therapy Across Healthcare Settings
Evolving Strategies for Diagnosis and Long-Term Management
Consensus and Controversies for Responsible Opioid Prescribing
Best Practices in Combination Therapy
Evolving Approaches to Insulin Based Therapy
Improving Outcomes for Patients with COPD
New Strategies for Insulin Replacement Therapy
Clinical Updates in LDL-C Management
Improving Comprehensive Patient Care
Identifying Patients and Tailoring Therapy
Collaborative Approaches to Guideline-Concordant Patient Care
New Strategies for Individualizing Long-term Care
A Focus on Patients With Opioid-Induced Constipation
Consensus and Controversies Across the Spectrum of Patient Presentations
A New Era in Precision Medicine
Evolving Treatment Algorithms and Expert Perspectives on Biosimilars
Evolving Best Practices to Optimize Outcomes
Consensus and Controversies on the Road to Precision Medicine
Ongoing Monitoring, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and Individualized Care
The PCP’s Role in Timely Recognition and Referral
Debates and Discussions About Personalizing Patient Management
Differential Diagnosis, Multidisciplinary Management, and Patient Engagement
Key Issues Impacting OB/GYN Practice
From Guideline Recommendations to Daily Clinical Decision-Making
Improving Patient Outcomes Through Shared Clinical Decision Making
Volume II: Expanding Evidence for the Role of Rapid ART Initiation in HIV Practice
Improving Patient Outcomes Through Shared Clinical Decision Making
Digging Deep on Shared Decision-Making
Mechanistic Insights and Evolving Treatment Options
Clinical Resource Center
A Case-Based Conversation on Managing Asthma and Chronic Rhinosinusitis With Nasal Polyposis
Mechanistic Insights and Emerging Treatment Options
A PrEP Primer
A Foundation for Managed Care
A Focus on Exacerbation Prevention
Cardiovascular and Renal Outcomes With SGLT2 Inhibitors
Best Practices for Primary Care
New Paths to Chronic Pain Management
What the Pharmacist Needs to Know about PrEP
Unlocking Novel Paths to Patient Care
Evolving Best Practices for Patient Management
The Increasing Role of JAK Inhibitors
Shared Decision-making in the Era of Biologics
New Pathways to Patient Management
From Comprehensive Patient Evaluations to Individualized Evidence-based Care
Preventing COPD Exacerbations to Improve Outcomes
A Whole Patient Case Series
Debates and Discussions about Monoclonal Antibody Therapies
An Update on Monoclonal Antibody Therapies
New Avenues to the Management of Severe Asthma
Getting on the Fast Track to Identify AxSpA
Establishing Clinical Readiness Through Mentored Learning
Evolving Best Practices for Pediatric Patients
Interdisciplinary Strategies for Adult and Pediatric Patients
Interdisciplinary Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Hereditary Angioedema
Reducing LDL-C and a Lifetime of Cardiovascular Risk
Updates, Clinical Scenarios, and Future Directions
A Multidisciplinary Look at Early Diagnosis and Management
Finding the Path in Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyps
Recent Developments in Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Monoclonal Antibodies for Treatment
Best Practices for Diagnosis and Management
An Update on Best Practices
New Avenues to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
New Pathways to Optimize Patient Outcomes
Are You Aware of New Blood-Based Multi-Cancer Screening Tools
Debates and Discussions About New Upstream Treatment Avenues
A Case-Based Update on Pediatric Patients
A Look at the Changing HIV Playing Field
A “How To” Series Spanning Policy to Practice
Test Your Mastery!
Building Bridges to Reach People who Inject Drugs with the Goal of Employing PrEP for HIV Prevention
Strengthening Your Knowledge of Blood-Based Screening Tools
Bringing HIV Prevention to a New Level
Optimizing HIV Prevention in Primary Care