Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects 12 million Americans and is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide.
The morbidity and economic burden of the disease is extraordinary, and hospitalists play a key role in the appropriate diagnosis and management of COPD patients during their hospitalization, and during their transitions into and out of acute care.
The COPD Resource Center provides hospitalists with the most up-to-date guidelines, reviews, and peer-reviewed clinical trials that define the evidence-based practice for the care of the COPD patient.
To further assist hospitalists in delivering high-quality, evidence-based care, the COPD Resource Center includes protocols, calculators, and many additional resources that can help COPD patients understand and manage their disease, and become strategic partners before, during, and after their hospitalization.
The COPD Resource Center Advisory Team
This resource center was made possible thanks to the efforts of Danielle Scheurer, MD, SFHM, MSCR, Medical University of South Carolina; Laurence Beer, MD, FHM, Emory University Hospital; and Joshua LaBrin, MD, of Vanderbilt University. It is supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant from the American College of Chest Physicians.