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Table 5 Indicators and outcomes

From: The clinical and integrated management of COPD. An official document of AIMAR (Interdisciplinary Association for Research in Lung Disease), AIPO (Italian Association of Hospital Pulmonologists), SIMER (Italian Society of Respiratory Medicine), SIMG (Italian Society of General Medicine)

Indicators Outcomes
Lung function assessment(m) Improvement of exercise tolerance
Exercise tolerance assessment(m) Improvement of symptoms (dyspnea)
Dyspnea assessment(m) Improvement of the quality of life (QoL)
Muscular assessment(c) Increase in survival rates
Psychological assessment(c) Control and rationalization of costs
Nutritional assessment(c)  
Quality of life assessment(m)  
  1. (m)Mandatory; (c)Complementary.