SESSION TITLE: Airways 4
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: COPD affects approximately 5% of adults in the US, ranking 3rd in all-cause mortality and responsible for almost 700,000 hospital admissions annually. Since its inclusion to the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, there has been a renewed interest in identifying novel strategies to prevent readmissions nation-wide. While newer approaches continue to be explored, displaying proper inhaler technique and basic disease understanding remain at the foundation of effective self-management of COPD, yet is likely lacking in this patient population.