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COPD workload for GPs set to increase

19th May 2009

Government information showing that the predicted incidence of COPD in England is greater than previously thought could lead to an increase in work for GPs. 

The predictions estimate that 9.7% of people in England may have the condition, rather than the 1.5% presently on record. The Department of Health said they were looking at ways of finding people with the condition: "these could include, for example, linking in with existing smoking cessation programmes and/or GPs identifying those with certain pre-disposed risk factors using disease registers."


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