The global battle to improve patients’ health outcomes: COPD awareness, activities, and progress

Posted On 2014-06-11 14:46:15

The International COPD Coalition (ICC) has been working to improve COPD awareness and action since it was organized in 2001. By now—in 2014—many countries’ COPD leaders are tracking public awareness of COPD every year. ICC has surveyed activities of national respiratory patient organizations globally in their proposing and implementing improvements in respiratory disease prevention and treatment. However, COPD still continues to increase as a deadly and costly health menace.