UK Lung patients ‘getting poor treatment’
Thousands of patients with chronic lung disease are being misdiagnosed and receive poor hospital care, according to the Healthcare Commission.
A national study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which affects up to one in 20 Britons, has revealed that many patients are receiving very sub-standard treatment. The report, to be published on Wednesday, is expected to say that this may be because of a stigma that it is a ‘smoker’s disease’ and because some people feel that little can be done for patients.
I don’t see the report on the UK Healthcare Commissions site: http://www.healthcarecommission.org.uk/