Outpatient Management of Patients With Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00317057
Verified January 2007 by Glostrup University Hospital, Copenhagen. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
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.
Condition or disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Procedure: Patient education and disease management
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.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Admission for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease