VUB to lead international consortium on palliative care for chronic lung disease

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is responsible for 2.9 million deaths every year globally and is the third most common cause of death. While palliative care has traditionally been focused on cancer patients, it also offers potential for patients with diseases such as COPD. Despite the potential benefits, timely implementation of palliative care in non-cancer settings in the EU is constrained by factors such as limited access to services, a lack of patient involvement in decision-making and insufficient training of healthcare providers.
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