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Survey details impact of COPD on working-age population

Posted Jun 16 2010 8:15am

A study presented today at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Conference in New Orleans by leading charity, Education for Health (EFH), shows that the economic toll of COPD is set to soar as the disease heads towards being the third biggest cause of death globally by 2020. The international and expert-led survey is the first of its kind detailing the impact of COPD on a working-age population and highlights an urgent need to keep individuals with COPD active and contributing to society for the benefit of all.

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