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Value of systematic intervention for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a regional Japanese city based on case detection rate and medical cost

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, August 2015
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Title
Value of systematic intervention for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a regional Japanese city based on case detection rate and medical cost
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, August 2015
DOI 10.2147/copd.s82872
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Authors

Yuichi Tawara, Hideaki Senjyu, Kenichiro Tanaka, Takako Tanaka, Masaharu Asai, Ryo Kozu, Mitsuru Tabusadani, Sumihisa Honda, Terumitsu Sawai

Abstract

We established a COPD taskforce for early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and intervention. We implemented a pilot intervention with a prospective and longitudinal design in a regional city. This study evaluates the usefulness of the COPD taskforce and intervention based on COPD case detection rate and per capita medical costs. We distributed a questionnaire to all 8,878 inhabitants aged 50-89 years, resident in Matsuura, Nagasaki Prefecture in 2006. Potentially COPD-positive persons received a pulmonary function test and diagnosis. We implemented ongoing detection, examination, education, and treatment interventions, performed follow-up examinations or respiratory lessons yearly, and supported the health maintenance of each patient. We compared COPD medical costs in Matsuura and in the rest of Nagasaki Prefecture using data from 2004 to 2013 recorded by the association of Nagasaki National Health Insurance Organization, assessing 10-year means and annual change. As of 2014, 256 people have received a definitive diagnosis of COPD; representing 31% of the estimated total number of COPD patients. Of the cases detected, 87.5% were mild or moderate in severity. COPD medical costs per patient in Matsuura were significantly lower than the rest of Nagasaki Prefecture, as was rate of increase in cost over time. The COPD program in Matsuura enabled early detection and treatment of COPD patients and helped to lower the associated burden of medical costs. The success of this program suggests that a similar program could reduce the economic and human costs of COPD morbidity throughout Japan.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
Unknown 28 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 17%
Researcher 5 17%
Student > Master 4 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 10%
Other 2 7%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 8 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 24%
Psychology 3 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 7%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 7%
Other 4 14%
Unknown 9 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 April 2016.
All research outputs
#7,657,695
of 13,293,718 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#890
of 1,617 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#104,529
of 234,167 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#46
of 98 outputs
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