Can a tool be developed to group patients into risk categories for resource utilization?
What is the impact of an organized, comprehensive, COPD patient education program, on medication delivery effectiveness, care plan adherence, appropriate use of LTOT and Pulmonary Rehabilitation? Metrics could include incidence and severity of exacerbations, and health care resource consumption.
Provide resources and training to improve the ability of scientists to bridge the “translational gap”. Continue and expand the VITA program.