Outpatient Management of Patients With Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Overview

Patients admitted to the hospital with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are evaluated with regard to early follow-up by a specialized nurse in the home after discharge.

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Non-Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
    • Masking: None (Open Label)

Detailed Description

Patients admitted to Department of Internal Medicine M, Glostrup University hospital, with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are evaluated with regard to early follow-up by a specialized nurse in the home after discharge. Eligible patients receive education about disease management. The intervention is evaluated by comparing the number of readmissions for COPD and the duration of admissions during the study period to the the period prior to the implementation of this intervention.

Interventions

  • Procedure: Patient education and disease management

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • the number of readmissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Secondary Measures

  • the duration of admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Admission for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Exclusion Criteria

  • Other severe acute or chronic diseases

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: N/A

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Susanne Vest, MD, Principal Investigator, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
    • Allan Linneberg, MD, PhD, Study Chair, Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • Susanne Vest, MD, susanne.vest@dadlnet.dk

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