An innovative COPD early detection programme in general practice: evaluating barriers to implementation

J.A.M. Dirven*, A. Moser, H.J. Tange, J.W.M. Muris, O.C.P. van Schayck

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In the Netherlands an innovative programme for early detection of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in primary care among patients aged 40-70 years has been evaluated in both an effect study and a pilot implementation study. Health-care providers identified four obstacles for successful implementation of a COPD early detection programme. This Brief Communication describes the most important results of a qualitative study using in-depth interviews.
Original languageEnglish
Article number14055
Journalnpj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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