UK Lung patients ‘getting poor treatment’

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The Observer | UK News | 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/ 

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