Chronic respiratory disease

March 2010

FocusChronic respiratory disease

COPD

Volume 39, No.3, March 2010 Pages 93-93

Janice Charles

Helena Britt

Salma Fahridin

From April 2008 to March 2009 in BEACH (Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health) data, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was managed by general practitioners at a rate of 8 per 1000 encounters, which suggests it is managed about 923 000 times per year nationally. The prevalence of COPD in the population attending general practice is 2.6%.1

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