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Over 480 million people worldwide are likely to suffer from COPD.1 This places a heavy social and economic burden on individuals, communities and our global healthcare system. ResMed works with respiratory physicians, healthcare systems and insurers to develop innovative solutions that can be used to effectively manage and monitor COPD patients at home.

COPD: a growing burden

As COPD prevalence rises around the world, more patients suffer and healthcare systems come under increasing pressure. Big numbers show us the scale of the challenge and the need for rapid, effective action to tackle risk factors and improve diagnosis and treatment.

Rethinking COPD

Could reclassifying COPD allow us to diagnose and treat it more effectively? The Lancet Commission on COPD argues in favour of a radical rethinking of this disease.

People with COPD have to cope with a lack of disease knowledge2,3, under-diagnosis4, impaired QoL5 and hospitalisations6, along with other unmet needs.

COPD symptoms can have a significant effect on a person’s quality of life.7-9 Symptoms can limit their ability to perform everyday tasks and can cause depression.7-9 It’s important to address these issues in order to improve patient outcomes.

Learn about home high-flow therapy for COPD

Learn when home high flow therapy can be indicated for domiciliary use in COPD patients experiencing secretion management issues.

Discover key findings from recent clinical research into the mechanism of action of home high-flow therapy and its clinical outcomes in patients with COPD

Learn about home NIV for COPD

Home NIV for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Learn more about why, when and how to prescribe home non-invasive ventilation (NIV) for COPD.

Research in home NIV for COPD

Discover key findings from recent clinical research and their implications for treatment decision-making and patient selection.

The expert’s voice

Interview, Dr Chris Carlin

Can automatic modes and telemonitoring support and simplify NIV pathways and good quality care in COPD and OHS?

Interview, Pr Gonzalez-Bermejo

How to reconcile with high-intensity NIV in home COPD patients.

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