Palliative telecare team improves quality of life in COPD, ILD

Receiving care from a palliative telecare team resulted in more improvements in quality of life than usual care among patients with COPD, interstitial lung disease or heart failure, according to study results published in JAMA.
“This new approach can reduce the burden of illness for patients,” David B. Bekelman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus, told Healio.
“Many patients with COPD, heart failure or interstitial lung disease suffer from persistent symptoms (shortness of breath,

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