Most providers believe that appropriate treatment improves chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) outcomes, but they are often not aware of the GOLD Strategy Report. Encouraging collaborative approaches to COPD management and educating providers about guideline recommendations may help them meet their goals for prescribing the most appropriate treatment.
Resources are available to help implement and optimize EHR solutions and peer-to-peer education programs.
EHR=electronic health record; GOLD=Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease.
Barr RG, Celli BR, Martinez FJ, et al. Physician and patient perceptions in COPD: The COPD Resource Network Needs Assessment Survey. Am J Med. 2005; 118(12):1415.e9-1415.e17.