Optimizing care delivery

Many patients receive little or no COPD maintenance treatment(s) for their symptoms.1,2

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 15.7 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD, and it is estimated that nearly as many remain undiagnosed and therefore untreated.1

Of the diagnosed population, nearly 71% of patients with COPD covered under Medicare do not receive maintenance therapy despite their chronic symptoms.2*

*From a retrospective analysis of US managed care and Medicare patients covered by Medicare Part B or private insurance.

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References:

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). https://www.cdc.gov/copd/index.html. Accessed February 18, 2018. 
  2. Make B, Dutro MP, Paulose-Ram R, Marton JP, Mapel DW. Undertreatment of COPD: a retrospective analysis of US managed care and Medicare patients. Int J Chronic Obstruc Pulmon Dis. 2012;7:1-9.