released: 20 Nov 2013
author: AIHW, Marks G, Reddel H, Guevara-Rattray E, Poulos L, Ampon R
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD is a major cause of death and disability in Australia. While pulmonary rehabilitation and long term oxygen therapy are recommended treatments for COPD, there is currently no national information about the supply and use of these therapies. This report outlines a proposed approach to monitoring access to, and utilisation of, these therapies, by capitalising on existing data sources and identifying data development opportunities.
ISBN 978-1-74249-516-3; Cat. no. ACM 29; 47pp.