Publication

Measurement and improvement of health status in patients with COPD

Berkhof, F. F., 2015, [Groningen]: University of Groningen. 180 p.

Research output: ThesisThesis fully internal (DIV)Academic

APA

Berkhof, F. F. (2015). Measurement and improvement of health status in patients with COPD. [Groningen]: University of Groningen.

Author

Berkhof, Farida Feroza. / Measurement and improvement of health status in patients with COPD. [Groningen] : University of Groningen, 2015. 180 p.

Harvard

Berkhof, FF 2015, 'Measurement and improvement of health status in patients with COPD', Doctor of Philosophy, University of Groningen, [Groningen].

Standard

Measurement and improvement of health status in patients with COPD. / Berkhof, Farida Feroza.

[Groningen] : University of Groningen, 2015. 180 p.

Research output: ThesisThesis fully internal (DIV)Academic

Vancouver

Berkhof FF. Measurement and improvement of health status in patients with COPD. [Groningen]: University of Groningen, 2015. 180 p.


BibTeX

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abstract = "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a severe disease and the number of people with COPD is increasing every year. COPD is also a slowly progressive disease over the years. COPD is associated with stable periods and exacerbations. An exacerbation is characterised by increasing symptoms, i.e. cough, dyspnoea and sputum, and can result in medical treatment and even hospitalisation. It is difficult to predict when these exacerbations occur and this hampers optimal treatment. To prevent deterioration in people with COPD we investigated two systems, i.e. telemedicine and the on-demand system.Telemedicine, initiated phone calls by a health-care provider every two weeks, was not useful. Patients experienced more symptoms of cough, sputum production and shortness of breath at rest and during physical activities. The on-demand system, patient initiated outpatient visits, was safe and feasible for patients with COPD. Also, a cost-saving tendency was found for healthcare provider and health care insurance. In the Isala in Zwolle people with COPD are currently seen in the outpatient clinic according to this on-demand system.",
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N2 - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a severe disease and the number of people with COPD is increasing every year. COPD is also a slowly progressive disease over the years. COPD is associated with stable periods and exacerbations. An exacerbation is characterised by increasing symptoms, i.e. cough, dyspnoea and sputum, and can result in medical treatment and even hospitalisation. It is difficult to predict when these exacerbations occur and this hampers optimal treatment. To prevent deterioration in people with COPD we investigated two systems, i.e. telemedicine and the on-demand system.Telemedicine, initiated phone calls by a health-care provider every two weeks, was not useful. Patients experienced more symptoms of cough, sputum production and shortness of breath at rest and during physical activities. The on-demand system, patient initiated outpatient visits, was safe and feasible for patients with COPD. Also, a cost-saving tendency was found for healthcare provider and health care insurance. In the Isala in Zwolle people with COPD are currently seen in the outpatient clinic according to this on-demand system.

AB - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a severe disease and the number of people with COPD is increasing every year. COPD is also a slowly progressive disease over the years. COPD is associated with stable periods and exacerbations. An exacerbation is characterised by increasing symptoms, i.e. cough, dyspnoea and sputum, and can result in medical treatment and even hospitalisation. It is difficult to predict when these exacerbations occur and this hampers optimal treatment. To prevent deterioration in people with COPD we investigated two systems, i.e. telemedicine and the on-demand system.Telemedicine, initiated phone calls by a health-care provider every two weeks, was not useful. Patients experienced more symptoms of cough, sputum production and shortness of breath at rest and during physical activities. The on-demand system, patient initiated outpatient visits, was safe and feasible for patients with COPD. Also, a cost-saving tendency was found for healthcare provider and health care insurance. In the Isala in Zwolle people with COPD are currently seen in the outpatient clinic according to this on-demand system.

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