Patient's Treatment Burden Related to Care Coordination in the Field of Respiratory Diseases

Paola Pierucci, Carla Santomasi, Nicolino Ambrosino, Andrea Portacci, Fabrizio Diaferia, Kjeld S. Hansen, Mikaela Odemyr, Steve Jones, Giovanna E. Carpagnano

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The management of respiratory diseases requires various levels of care: multidisciplinary teams, educational and behavioural interventions, self-management and home-based technical support are vital to ensure adequate care management. However, it is often difficult to access these networks due to fragmentation of patient care and treatment burden. Care coordination aims to ensure patients have a central role and that there is continuity of care among various levels and professionals involved. Moreover, the coronavirus disease pandemic has caused strain on the global healthcare system, with care coordination becoming increasingly important in increasing the resilience of health systems, supporting healthcare professionals and ensuring the right treatment and adequate level of care for these patients.
Original languageEnglish
Article number210006
Issue number1
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021
Externally publishedYes

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