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Saul P. Why do patients with COPD delay seeking medical care for exacerbations? Practitioner June 2022;266(1859):8

Why do patients with COPD delay seeking medical care for exacerbations?

24 Jun 2022Registered users

Reluctance to seek care is a common response to exacerbations in patients with COPD. Excessive self-reliance, not wanting to bother healthcare professionals and waiting for a tipping point when the exacerbation became more severe were reasons cited by COPD patients for not seeking medical care sooner, in a qualitative study from the USA.

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