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Current care services provided for patients with COPD in the Eastern province in Saudi Arabia: a descriptive study

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, November 2015
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Title
Current care services provided for patients with COPD in the Eastern province in Saudi Arabia: a descriptive study
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International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, November 2015
DOI 10.2147/copd.s89456
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Mohammed Alsubaiei, Paul Cafarella, Peter Frith, Doug McEvoy, Tanja Effing

Abstract

COPD is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The prevalence rate of COPD in the general Saudi population is estimated to be 2.4% and 14.2% among smokers. Not much is known about current health care services for patients with COPD in Saudi Arabia. The objective of this study was to determine the current care services for patients with COPD provided by government hospitals in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional study was conducted in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia. Directors of the Department of Internal Medicine from all 22 general government hospitals that are under the responsibility of the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Higher Education in this region were asked to participate. Data were collected using a questionnaire. The study results indicated that there are limited hospital facilities for patients with COPD: no respiratory departments in any of the included hospitals, no spirometry in 77.3% of the hospitals, no intensive care units in 63.7% of the hospitals, and no pulmonary rehabilitation program in any of the hospitals. Among the included 22 hospitals, 24 respiratory physicians, 29 respiratory therapists, and three physiotherapists were involved in COPD care. In conclusion, current care services provided by government hospitals in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia for patients with COPD do not meet international recommendations for COPD management. Increased awareness, knowledge, and implementation of COPD guidelines by health care providers will most probably improve COPD management in Saudi Arabia. In addition, the government could improve dissemination of information about COPD management through national programs and by offering specific education regarding respiratory diseases.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 52 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 25%
Student > Bachelor 10 19%
Researcher 6 11%
Other 4 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 4%
Other 7 13%
Unknown 11 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 30%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 19%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 4 8%
Computer Science 3 6%
Arts and Humanities 1 2%
Other 7 13%
Unknown 12 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. 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 11 December 2015.
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#11,933,791
of 15,640,884 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#1,331
of 1,839 outputs
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#184,840
of 287,336 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#51
of 73 outputs
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