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Survey Reveals COPD treatment shouldn't be "one-size-fits-all"

A national survey of 502 COPD patients and 254 caregivers, conducted as part of the Built for Me campaign, highlights challenges presented by the traditional, "one-size-fits-all" treatment approach and underscores the importance of individualized care and communication across the health care team. The survey found that COPD patients and their caregivers prefer a treatment approach that is built around their needs and their lifestyle. Yet nearly half of all patients surveyed never or rarely discuss the impact of COPD treatment on their lives. This new perspective can help inform how the estimated 15.7 million people living with COPD approach managing their condition.