Eight new Systems Medicine Papers are available online!
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a prevalent chronic disorder that affects approximately 9% of adult population above 45 years. The disease imposes a high burden on healthcare systems and it is currently the fourth cause of mortality worldwide.
Several reasons seem to support the selection of COPD as a use case to explore novel strategies to enhance knowledge on chronic diseases and to improve chronic patient management with an integrated care approach. First among these factors favoring the selection of COPD is its high prevalence and burden on health systems. A second reason is that the long-term COPD evolution may facilitate the assessment of the effects of preventive strategies on disease progression
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