Evid Based Nurs 6:111 doi:10.1136/ebn.6.4.111
  • Treatment

A COPD self management programme reduced hospital use and improved health status

Disease specific self management v usual care for acute exacerbations (AEs) of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease†

Outcomes at 12 months Self management Usual care RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
†Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article.
Patients with ≥1 hospital admission for AEs 32% 51% 36% (10 to 55) 6 (4 to 24)
Patients with ≥1 emergency department visits for AEs 41% 63% 36% (15 to 52) 5 (3 to 12)

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