INSPIRED Approaches to COPD Care in the News

Home is Where the Health Is: Dramatic results show shifting chronic disease care closer to home reduces hospital use

New results from health systems participating in the INSPIRED collaboration show that providing the right services to support Canadians with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in their homes has improved quality of life for patients, while also dramatically reducing hospital readmissions by 64% and emergency department visits by 52%.

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Media Coverage

Innovative health-care programs exist – and work
The Globe and Mail, January 23, 2017

'COPD school' expands to help keep patients with debilitating lung disease out of hospital
CBC News, January 23, 2017

Inspired program brings care teams to COPD patients
Global News, January 23, 2017

COPD program to expand with funding
Herald News, January 24, 2017