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Guidelines for improving care in respiratory disease in the UK.

A national service framework is urgently required for respiratory disease. A shocking report published in 2003 by the European Respiratory Society revealed that in the European Union only countries of the former Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, have more deaths than the UK from lung cancer, asthma, pneumonia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Deaths from lung disease in the UK are twice the EU average (Box 1). According to the ERS’s European Lung ...

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