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Pharmacist-led interventions for adults with asthma or COPD
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2013)
  • Cristin Ryan
  • Amanda McCullough
  • Stuart Elborn
  • Carmel Hughes
Abstract
Background Chronic lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are major causes of morbidity, mortality and cost to healthcare service providers globally (WHO 2010). As a result of continued exposure to risk factors, the prevalence of these conditions is expected to increase worldwide. There are approximately 300 million asthma suffers globally, with the prevalence projected to increase by 50% every decade (GINA 2012). COPD is presently the fourth leading cause of chronic morbidity and mortality in the US, and is projected to be the third leading cause of death by 2020 (Mannino 2006).
Keywords
  • pharmacist-led,
  • asthma,
  • COPD,
  • adults
Publication Date
January 1, 2013
Citation Information
Cristin Ryan, Amanda McCullough, Stuart Elborn and Carmel Hughes. "Pharmacist-led interventions for adults with asthma or COPD" Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Vol. 4 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/amanda_mccullough/5/