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Western Australian Department of Health
Health Networks Western Australian Department of Health
This resource outlines best practice care for those at risk of, or diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The focus is on optimal pathways of care and the management of long term conditions through self-management, disease and case management.
The model builds on the knowledge and capacity of the current services provided to people with COPD and evidence-based best practice as documented in the WA chronic respiratory disease service improvement framework (CSIF), November 2005.
The CSIF sets out the five standards, relating to a stage in the disease continuum, which are covered by this model of care including:
The objectives of the COPD model of care are to:
The model seeks to improve access to services for people in both metropolitan and rural Western Australia.
Abstract adapted from Health Networks
Health Networks Branch
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