COPD Links

COVID-19: Medication tips to help patients with COPD and asthma

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Beaumont COPD Video

Beaumont Pulmonary Rehab Video

Reducing COPD Readmissions with or without the Affordable Care Act

Scientific Articles

Recent Articles (Added 11/21):

Morley CM, Levin SA. Health Literacy, Health Confidence, and Simulation: A Novel Approach to Patient Education to Reduce Readmissions. Prof Case Manag. 2021;26(3):138-149. doi:10.1097/NCM.0000000000000456. PubMed Record.

Piñeiro-Fernández JC, Fernández-Rial Á, Suárez-Gil R, et al. Evaluation of a patient-centered integrated care program for individuals with frequent hospital readmissions and multimorbidity [published online ahead of print, 2021 Oct 29]. Intern Emerg Med. 2021;10.1007/s11739-021-02876-9. doi:10.1007/s11739-021-02876-9. Abstract.

Prior Articles:

Aboumatar H, Naqibuddin M, Chung S, et al. Effect of a Program Combining Transitional Care and Long-term Self-management Support on Outcomes of Hospitalized Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseA Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. Published online November 12, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.17933. Article.

Arcilla D, Levin D, Sperber M. Transitioning Patients to Independence. Home Healthc Now. 2019 May-Jun;37(3):158-164. Abstract. 

Ashwin Peres-Da-Silva, Ganga Vijayasiri, Karly Hendee, Nkiru Okammor, Yiting Li, et al. “Scheduling 7-day Follow-up Appointments to Help Prevent Readmissions in Patients with Acute Exacerbation Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.” J Pulm Respir Med 11:4 (2021): 535. AbstractArticle.

Bamforth RJ, Chhibba R, Ferguson TW, et al. Strategies to prevent hospital readmission and death in patients with chronic heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic kidney disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2021;16(4):e0249542. Published 2021 Apr 22. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0249542. AbstractArticle.

Bashir B, Schneider D, Naglak MC, Churilla TM, Adelsberger M. Evaluation of Prediction Strategy and Care Coordination for COPD Readmissions. Hospital Practice. 2016;44(3):123-128. doi:10.1080/21548331.2016.1210472. Abstract.

Benzo R, Vickers K, Novotny PJ, et al. Health Coaching and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Rehospitalization. A Randomized Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Sep 15;194(6):672-80. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201512-2503OC. Abstract.

Blackmore C, Johnson-Warrington V, Williams, JEA, et al. Development of a training program to support health care professionals to deliver the SPACE for COPD self-management program. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2017 Jun 7;12:1669-1681. AbstractArticle.

Blee J, Roux RK, Gautreaux S, Sherer JT, Garey KW. Dispensing Inhalers to Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on Hospital Discharge: Effects on Prescription Filling and Readmission. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2015 Jul 15;72(14):1204-8. doi: 10.2146/ajhp140621. Abstract.

Bourbeau J, Farias R, Li PZ, et al. The Quebec Respiratory Health Education Network: Integrating a Model of Self-management Education in COPD Primary Care. Chron Respir Dis. 2017 Jan 1:1479972317723237. doi: 10.1177/1479972317723237. Abstract.

Buhr RG, Jackson NJ, Dubinett SM, Kominski GF, Mangione CM, Ong MK. Factors Associated with Differential Readmission Diagnoses Following Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. J Hosp Med. 2020;15(4):219-227. doi:10.12788/jhm.3367. AbstractArticle.

Buhr RG, Jackson NJ, Kominski GF, Dubinett SM, Ong MK, Mangione CM. Comorbidity and thirty-day hospital readmission odds in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a comparison of the Charlson and Elixhauser comorbidity indices. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Oct 15;19(1):701. AbstractArticle.

Burge AT, Holland AE, McDonald CF, et al. Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD using minimal resources: An economic analysis. Respirology. 2020;25(2):183-190. doi:10.1111/resp.13667. Abstract.

Carlin, Brian W., (2015) Pulmonary Rehabilitation: A Focus on COPD in Primary Care, Postgraduate Medicine, 121:6, 140-147, DOI: 10.3810/pgm.2009.11.2082Article.

Chang YY, Dai YT. The efficacy of a flipping education program on improving self-management in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a randomized controlled trial. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2019 Jun 6;14:1239-1250. AbstractArticle.

Coultas, David MD*; McKinley, James MD, Clinical Pulmonary Medicine: July 2009 - Volume 16 - Issue 4 - p 183-188, doi: 10.1097/CPM.0b013e3181ac9a11. Abstract.

Cousse S, Gillibert A, Salaün M, Thiberville L, Cuvelier A, Patout M. Efficacy of a home discharge care bundle after acute exacerbation of COPD. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2019 Jan 22;14:289-296. AbstractArticle.

Dajczman E, Robitaille C, Ernst P, Hirsch AM, Wolkove N, Small D, Bianco J, Stern H, Palayew M. Integrated Interdisciplinary Care for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Reduces Emergency Department Visits and Admissions: A Quality Assurance Study. Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society. 2013;20(5):351-356. AbstractArticle.

Eisenhower C. Impact of pharmacist-conducted medication reconciliation at discharge on readmissions of elderly patients with COPD. Ann Pharmacother. 2014 Feb;48(2):203-8. doi: 10.1177/1060028013512277. Abstract.

Escarrabill J. Discharge Planning and Home Care for End-Stage COPD Patients. Eur Respir J. 2009 Aug;34(2):507-12. doi: 10.1183/09031936.00146308. AbstractArticle.

Ford ES. Hospital Discharges, Readmissions, and ED Visits for COPD or Bronchiectasis Among US Adults: Findings From the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2001-2012 and Nationwide Emergency Department Sample 2006-2011. Chest. 2015;147(4):989-998. doi:10.1378/chest.14-2146. AbstractArticle.

Frei A, Radtke T, Dalla Lana K, Braun J, Müller RM, Puhan MA. Effects of a long-term home-based exercise training programme using minimal equipment vs. usual care in COPD patients: a study protocol for two multicentre randomised controlled trials (HOMEX-1 and HOMEX-2 trials). BMC Pulm Med. 2019 Mar 1;19(1):57. AbstractArticle

Fromer L. Implementing Chronic Care for COPD: Planned Visits, Care Coordination, and Patient Empowerment for Improved Outcomes. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 2011;6:605-614. doi:10.2147/COPD.S24692. AbstractArticle.
Gentene AJ, Guido MR, Woolf B, et al. Multidisciplinary Team Utilizing Pharmacists in Multimodal, Bundled Care Reduce Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Hospital Readmission Rates. J Pharm Pract. 2021;34(1):110-116. doi:10.1177/0897190019889440. Abstract.

George PP, Heng BH, Lim TK, Abisheganaden J, Ng AW, Verma A, Lim FS. Evaluation of a Disease Management Program for COPD Using Propensity Matched Control Group. Journal of Thoracic Disease. 2016;8(7):1661-1671. doi:10.21037/jtd.2016.06.05. AbstractArticle.

Guerrero M, Crisafulli E, Liapikou A, Huerta A, Gabarrús A, Chetta A, Soler N, Torres A. Readmission for Acute Exacerbation within 30 Days of Discharge Is Associated with a Subsequent Progressive Increase in Mortality Risk in COPD Patients: A Long-Term Observational Study. PLoS One. 2016 Mar 4;11(3):e0150737. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150737. AbstractArticle.

Johnson-Warrington V, Rees K, Gelder C, Morgan MD, Singh SJ. Can a supported self-management program for COPD upon hospital discharge reduce readmissions? A randomized controlled trial. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2016 Jun 2;11:1161-9. AbstractArticle.

Jordan RE, Majothi S, Heneghan NR, Blissett DB, Riley RD, Sitch AJ, et al. Supported Self-management for Patients with Moderate to Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): An Evidence Synthesis and Economic Analysis. Health Technol Assess. 2015;19(36). doi:10.3310/hta19360. AbstractScientific Summary.

Kripalani S, Chen G, Ciampa P, Theobald C, Cao A, McBride M, Dittus RS, Speroff T. A transition care coordinator model reduces hospital readmissions and costs. Contemp Clin Trials. 2019 Apr 25; Epub ahead of print. Abstract. 

Laverty AA, Elkin SL, Watt HC, Millett C, Restrick LJ, Williams S, et al. Impact of a COPD Discharge Care Bundle on Readmissions Following Admission with Acute Exacerbation: Interrupted Time Series Analysis. PLoS ONE. 2015;10(2):e0116187. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116187. AbstractArticle.

Lawlor M, Kealy S, Agnew M, et al. Early Discharge Care with Ongoing Follow-up Support May Reduce Hospital Readmissions in COPD. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 2009;4:55-60. AbstractArticle.

Luder HR, Frede SM, Kirby JA, Epplen K, Cavanaugh T, Martin-Boone JE, Conrad WF, Kuhlmann D, Heaton PC. TransitionRx: Impact of Community Pharmacy Postdischarge Medication Therapy Management on Hospital Readmission Rate. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2015 May-Jun;55(3):246-54. doi: 10.1331/JAPhA.2015.14060. Abstract.

Majothi S, Jolly K, Heneghan NR, et al. Supported Self-management for Patients with COPD who have Recently been Discharged from Hospital: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 2015;10:853-867. doi:10.2147/COPD.S74162. AbstractArticle.

Milner, Siobhan C., Boruff, Jill T., Beaurepaire, Cecile, Ahmed, Sara, Janaudis-Ferreira, Tania, Rate of, and barriers and enablers to, pulmonary rehabilitation referral in COPD: A systematic scoping review, Respiratory Medicine, Volume 137, 2018, Pages 103-114, ISSN 0954-6111, Article.

Ohar JA, Loh CH, Lenoir KM, Wells BJ, Peters SP. A comprehensive care plan that reduces readmissions after acute exacerbations of COPD. Respir Med. 2018 Aug;141:20-25. AbstractArticle.

Ospina MB, Mrklas K, Deuchar L, et al. A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Discharge Care Bundles for Patients with COPD. Thorax. 2017. 72(1):31-39. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-208820. Abstract. 

Portillo EC, Wilcox A, Seckel E, Margolis A, Montgomery J, Balasubramanian P, Abshire G, Lewis J, Hildebrand C, Mathur S, Bridges A, Kakumanu S. Reducing COPD Readmission Rates: Using a COPD Care Service During Care Transitions. Fed Pract. 2018 Nov;35(11):30-36. AbstractArticle.

Press VG, Myers LC, Feemster LC. Preventing COPD Readmissions Under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program: How Far Have We Come?. Chest. 2021;159(3):996-1006. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2020.10.008. Abstract.

Raghavan D, Bartter T, Joshi M. How to Reduce Hospital Readmissions in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2016 Mar;22(2):106-12. doi:10.1097/MCP.0000000000000245. Review. Abstract.

Reese RL, Clement SA, Syeda S, et al. Coordinated-Transitional Care for Veterans with Heart Failure and Chronic Lung Disease. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019;67(7):1502‐1507. Abstract. Article.

Rinne ST, Graves MC, Bastian LA, Lindenauer PK, Wong ES, Hebert PL, Liu CF. Association Between Length of Stay and Readmission for COPD. Am J Manag Care. 23(8): e253–e258. AbstractArticle.

Romero-Ventosa EY, Gayoso-Rey M, Samartín-Ucha M, Lamas-Domínguez P, Rubianes-González M, Rodríguez-Lorenzo D, Rodríguez-Vázquez MH, García-Comesaña J, Piñeiro-Corrales G. Pharmacotherapeutic Reports as Tools for Detecting Discrepancies in Continuity of Care. Ther Innov Regul Sci. 2018 Jan;52(1):94-99. Abstract.

Rose L, Istanboulian L, Carriere L, Thomas A, Lee HB, Rezaie S, Shafai R, Fraser I. Program of Integrated Care for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Multiple Comorbidities (PIC COPD+): a randomised controlled trial. Eur Respir J. 2018 Jan 11;51(1). Abstract.

Ryrsø CK, Godtfredsen NS, Kofod LM, Lavesen M, Mogensen L, Tobberup R, Farver-Vestergaard I, Callesen HE, Tendal B, Lange P, Iepsen UW. Lower mortality after early supervised pulmonary rehabilitation following COPD-exacerbations: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Pulm Med. 2018 Sep 15;18(1):154. AbstractArticle.

Schafheutle EI, Fegan T, Ashcroft DM. Exploring medicines management by COPD patients and their social networks after hospital discharge. Int J Clin Pharm. 2018 Oct;40(5):1019-1029. AbstractArticle.

Swanson JO, Vogt V, Sundmacher L, Hagen TP, Moger TA. Continuity of care and its effect on readmissions for COPD patients: A comparative study of Norway and Germany. Health Policy. 2018 Jul;122(7):737-745. AbstractArticle.

Turbow S, Sudharsanan N, Rask KJ, Ali MK. Association between interhospital care fragmentation, readmission diagnosis, and outcomes. Am J Manag Care. 2021;27(5):e164-e170. Published 2021 May 1. doi:10.37765/ajmc.2021.88639. AbstractArticle.

van Eeden AE, van de Poll I, van Vulpen G, Roldaan T, Wagenaar W, Boland MRS, Wolterbeek R, Chavannes NH. Effectiveness of case management in the prevention of COPD re-admissions: a pilot study. BMC Res Notes. 2017 Nov 25;10(1):621. AbstractArticle.

Zullo MD, Dolansky MA, Josephson RA, Cheruvu VK. Older Adult Attendance in Cardiac Rehabilitation: IMPACT OF FUNCTIONAL STATUS AND POSTACUTE CARE AFTER ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN 63 092 MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2018 Jan;38(1):17-23. Abstract.