Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Economic Issues Policy Workshop

About the COPD Economic Issues Policy Workshop

5 November 2015
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Clinicians and policy makers from across Canada gathered at this workshop to present the latest evidence and best practices of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) care in Canada, as part of the broader effort to develop policy recommendations, applicable to jurisdictions across Canada, that will lead to a better coordinated, more efficient, continuum of care. This workshop took place in conjunction with the 12th National Respiratory Care and Education Conference, hosted annually by the Canadian Network of Respiratory Care, in Niagara Falls, ON.

The workshop included discussions and presentations on the current utilization and costs of COPD care services in Canada; gaps in care resulting from system-level barriers to providing well established best practices to COPD care; and, system-level “best practices” from across Canada shown to be effective in reducing or eliminating these gaps.

Comments from the workshop, along with details from an IHE Economic Surveillance Report for COPD in Alberta, and input from a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Economic Issues Policy Workshop participant survey, form the basis of the final white paper, Bringing about change in COPD care.

Download Summary Report
Bringing about change in COPD care – White paper
Download Related Report
Economic Surveillance for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Alberta

The Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Care Canada Policy Workshop was supported, financially and/or in-kind, by the Institute of Health Economics, Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd., and the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement.