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EFA is excited to release its second book concerning COPD in Europe, the EFA Book on Minimum Standards of Care for COPD patients in Europe, which was produced as a result of the EFA COPD Project. The book began as an effort by EFA's COPD Working Group members, who assembled a list of common gaps in COPD patient care in their countries. Enough overlap was seen that in the spring and summer of 2013, 16 countries with EFA members and partners were surveyed with a questionnaire concerning the status quo of patient care for COPD. The resulting publication is a patient-driven and centered foundation for the establishment of minimum standards of care for COPD patients in Europe. It can be seen as a guide for policymakers, medical professionals and other national stakeholders to call for much needed change in specific areas of care.

The book was officially presented at the joint EFA/European COPD Coalition (ECC) event to mark the 2013 World COPD Day on 28 November, 2013 in Brussels.

Any inquiries related to the book can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To request copies of the book, please call the EFA office at +32 (0) 2 227 2713.

The book is available in the following languages:   

 

COPD Book

EFA Book on Minimum Standards of Care for COPD Patients in Europe (here) "The publication of this book should not be viewed exclusively as an aid to patient advocacy, but rather it presents healthcare professionals with a powerful tool which helps to shed light on a tremendous opportunity to change the status quo." Jørgen Vestbo, Medical Advisor for the EFA COPD Project  

 

 

 

  

EFA Buch - Mindeststandards für die Versorgung von COPD-Patienten in Europa_GERMAN

EFA Buch Mindeststandards für die Versorgung von COPD-Patienten in Europa (here) "Die Versorgung von Patienten mit COPD und anderen obstruktiven Lungenerkrankungen ist innerhalb der europäischen Länder nicht gleichmäßig verteilt." Michael Wilken, Leiter der COPD-Arbeitsgruppe von EFA    

 

 

 

 

Livre EFA - L’établissement de normes minimales en matière de prise en charge des patients atteints de BPCO en Europe_FRENCH

Livre EFA - L’établissement de normes minimales en matière de prise en charge des patients atteints de BPCO en Europe (here) "abordant la question de la prise en charge actuelle des patients atteints de BPCO, nous souhaitons mettre en exergue les meilleures pratiques permettant à terme de réduire l’impact économique et promouvoir l’efficacité et la durabilité des systèmes de santé." Breda Flood, présidente de l’EFA   

 

 

 

 

Libro EFA - Pautas mínimas de atención a los pacientes con EPOC en Europa_SPANISH  

Libro EFA - Pautas mínimas de atención a los pacientes con EPOC en Europa (here) "Al tratar la atención existente para los pacientes con EPOC, esperamos dar a conocer las prácticas recomendadas que pueden ayudar a identificar maneras de reducir los costes y hacer avanzar los sistemas de salud hacia una mayor sostenibilidad." Breda Flood, presidenta de la EFA   

 

 

 

Rapporto EFA Standard minimi di cura per i pazienti affetti da BPCO in Europa ITALIAN

Rapporto EFA - Standard minimi di cura per i pazienti affetti da BPCO in Europa (here) "Affrontando il tema dell'attuale livello di cura dei pazienti di BPCO, ci poniamo l'obiettivo di mettere in evidenza le buone pratiche tese a identificare metodi per ridurre i costi e condurre i sistemi sanitari verso una maggiore sostenibilità." Breda Flood, Presidente EFA