Thursday, 21 July 2011

Chronic Disease Care: A piece of the picture

This report by the Bureau of Health Information, NSW provides information about two chronic conditions that affect patients in NSW: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and congestive heart failure (CHF). It focuses on potentially avoidable admissions (PAAs) for COPD and CHF. PAAs are hospital admissions that could have been avoided either through disease prevention, or more timely or improved care processes.

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