A nurse-led community scheme for managing patients with COPD

Prof Nurse. 2003 Oct;19(2):93-6.


This paper describes the development of a community-based scheme for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The nurse-led scheme, which involves making regular visits to patients to help them manage their condition at home and to provide support and education, has resulted in early detection of problems and a reduction in hospital admissions.

MeSH terms

  • Disease Management
  • Home Care Services*
  • House Calls*
  • Humans
  • Nurse's Role
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Patient Admission
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / nursing*