4 Specifying services for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
This guide focuses on the following areas of care for people with COPD:
Section 4.1 – Pulmonary rehabilitation
Section 4.2 – Assisted discharge
Section 4.3 – Supportive and palliative care
Section 4.4 – Commissioning high-quality care for people with COPD
Section 4.4 considers the implications for commissioning high-quality care across the whole pathway of services for people with COPD. This includes assessment and diagnosis, smoking cessation, oxygen therapy and the management of anxiety and depression.