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Coordinated pilot program reduced COPD readmissions and costs in less than 1 year

 

The Integrated COPD Care Initiative was a 2017 pilot program aimed at reducing hospital readmission rates and acute to post-acute care-associated costs in patients with COPD.

The Integrated COPD Care Initiative was a 2017 pilot program aimed at reducing hospital readmission rates and acute to post-acute care-associated costs in patients with COPD.

Through the deployment of evidence-based care strategies, pathways, and processes, the Initiative achieved impressive 30-day readmission and cost reductions after just 3 fiscal quarters.

The results of this Initiative warrant a thorough review by any hospital system or payer committed to improving outcomes and controlling costs in their COPD populations.
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Up to 40% of COPD patients are misdiagnosed each year.

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