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Primary and secondary care clinicians' views on self-treatment of COPD exacerbations: a multinational qualitative study.

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OBJECTIVE: To explore clinicians' views on antibiotic and/or steroid 'rescue packs' used as self-treatment for patients with exacerbations of COPD. METHODS: 21 focus groups conducted in 7 countries--Netherlands, Russia, Norway, China (Hong Kong), Wales, Germany and Poland involving 142 primary care clinicians and pulmonologists. RESULTS: We found wide variation in reported use of and attitudes to self-treatment among GPs and pulmonologists in the participating countries. Clinicians highlighte...

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10.1016/j.pec.2014.05.011

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Publisher:
Elsevier Ireland Ltd
Journal:
Patient education and counseling
Volume:
96
Issue:
2
Pages:
256-263
Publication date:
2014-08-05
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EISSN:
1873-5134
ISSN:
0738-3991
URN:
uuid:cfa10593-a8b0-45d7-8f34-68efd8a15b1b
Source identifiers:
469059
Local pid:
pubs:469059

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