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The COPD National Action Plan
In early 2016, NHLBI convened dozens of stakeholders to map out priorities and next steps in our work to find a cure and reduce the burden of COPD: the first-ever COPD National Action Plan. The official plan has now been published and will serve as a blueprint for the national COPD community to effect change for those impacted by these diseases! Read our official press release and download the final document here.
2018 Readmissions Penalties
This year, 2,573 hospitals -- or 80 percent of hospitals included in the analysis -- failed to meet the established thresholds for preventable readmissions across six conditions: myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, chronic obstructive lung disease, hip or knee replacements and coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Read more here.
What types of public policy issues are important to the COPD community?
Read the new COPD Foundation call to action on our community's most pressing issues.
Is the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program working?
New AHRQ-funded research out of Yale and New York University suggests that HRRP penalties may be associated with a decline in readmission rates.