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Offer of referral to pulmonary rehabilitation (Retired Apr 2016)

Pulmonary rehab improves exercise performance, quality of life and slows the rate of deterioration of COPD. It is a multidisciplinary approach to care of patients with this condition.

In 2016 clinical experts from the North West decided that this would be better measured as part of the primary care element of AQ COPD it was therefore retired from secondary care COPD which focuses on the treatment patients receive within hospital.


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