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A community outreach service for people with COPD

Chronic illness is increasingly recognised as one of the most important health issues facing western society (British Medical Journal, 2002; McWilliam et al, 1996; Newby, 1996). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a classic example of a chronic illness. Like other chronic conditions it requires ongoing input and support from a range of health care services.

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