INSPIRED Approaches to COPD Care in the News

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement released impressive results from a pan-Canadian initiative providing more effective, efficient and coordinated care to patients living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and their families – improving quality of care, avoiding emergency department visits and reducing hospitalizations and patient bed days.

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Media Coverage

Central Health COPD program gives Botwood woman ‘second chance’ at life
CBC News, June 20, 2016

Hamilton brings relief to soaring number of COPD patients
Hamilton Spectator, June 21, 2016

INSPIRED program produces results for COPD patients – and for health-care costs
The Telegram, June 21, 2016

Aging smokers putting pressures on Canada’s health care system: report
CKNW Radio, June 21, 2016

Unnecessary hospitalizations straining the healthcare system
News 1130, June 21, 2016

COPD ER visits reduced significantly in Hamilton, Burlington
Talk Radio AM 640, June 21, 2016

COPD: New Report Highlights Benefits of Preventative Health Support
The Lung Association, June 21, 2016

Group wants expansion of INSPIRED program that helps patients manage COPD at home
The Canadian Press, June 21, 2016

Maladies chroniques: Le Québec pourrait économiser 168M$ (in French only)
Actualité Santé, le 21 juin, 2016

Hospital visits drop under new COPD program
CBC Prince Edward Island, June 22, 2016

In-home COPD care improves life, saves money
Toronto Star, June 22, 2016

Halifax COPD program gave me my life back, says lung disease patient
CBC News Nova Scotia, June 22, 2016

Chronic Diseases don’t need hospitals; at-home care ideal
Can-India, June 22, 2016

St. Paul’s Hospital pilot project aims to help patients with COPD while reducing costs
Global News, June 23, 2016