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111 Can early introduction of specialized palliative care limit intensive care, emergency and hospital admissions in patients with severe and very severe COPD? A pilot randomized study

C. Weber; J. Stirnemann; F. Herrmann; C. Cantero; C. Matis; L. Boiche-Brouillard; R. Merlet-Viollet; S. Pautex; J.-P. Janssens
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1Primary Care Medicine

2General Internal Medicine

3Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation and Geriatrics

4Department of Medical Specialities, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland


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Chest. 2017;151(5_S):A6. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2017.04.008
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Introduction: Morbidity/mortality in severe COPD are comparable to that of lung cancer. Severe COPD has a profound impact on health-related quality of life (HRQL). End-of-life in COPD is often associated with repeated admissions to emergency wards, intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital stays, in spite of its' poor prognosis. However, palliative care is seldom proposed to severe COPD and very few palliative care intervention studies are available. This trial aimed to determine the effectiveness of introducing specialized palliative care on rate of hospital, ICU and emergency ward admissions of patients with severe or very severe COPD.

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