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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive and disabling condition that limits airflow in the lungs. People with COPD experience increasing shortness of breath, a persistent cough with phlegm or mucus and a limited ability to complete everyday activities due to poor exercise tolerance.

Local health districts and speciality networks are using the Australian and New Zealand COPD-X guidelines​ to implement solutions that improve health outcomes and services for people with COPD. They are also working with primary health and community care providers to:

  • ​reduce clinical variation
  • increase education, resources and support for COPD patients to self-manage their disease
  • develop optimal care after discharge and at end of life.

Visit the Agency for Clinical Innovation for more information. ​​​​​

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Transcript:  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Current as at: Tuesday 7 June 2022
Contact page owner: Strategic Reform and Planning