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COPD AND INHALATION DEVICES: PULMONOLOGIST AND PATIENT PERSPECTIVES

An ATS survey of 205 pulmonologists and fellows was conducted in 2016 to determine physician knowledge, attitudes, and practices of COPD management, with particular attention on the use of hand-held small volume nebulizers (SVN). The survey was designed by an ATS steering committee including ATS clinicians and scientists and conducted by Harris Poll in January, 2016.

A companion survey of 254 patients was conducted in March 2016. That survey showed large gaps in physician/patient communication.

The surveys, taken together, uncover gaps in patient knowledge and understanding about inhalation devices, areas that pulmonologists seek to improve their own knowledge, and opportunities to improve the physician -patient interaction.

Disclosures:
The surveys were a collaborative effort between the ATS and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Working Group Members included: Sidney Braman, MD, Donald Mahler, MD, Jill Ohar, MD, Nicola Hanania, MD, Rajiv Dhand, MD, Tina Shah, MD, Victor Pinto-Plata, MD and David Eubanks, EdD, RRT, FCCP.

Below is a webinar that summarized the results of the two surveys, a factsheet for doctors to use with their patients, and abstracts submitted to the ATS 2017 International Conference.

Fact Sheet
Fact Sheet

Webinar
Webinar

Abstract
Abstracts

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Last Reviewed: May 2017