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COPD - Council for Medical Schemes PMB guide

Written by Vicki Pinkney-Atkinson.

The Council for Medical Schemes has recently published a guide for patients on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) which is really worth reading.

This guide highlights important facts about the COPD causes and the holistic treatment. Yon use the guide to check that your medical scheme is providing the required level of prevention and management (PMBs or prescribed minimum benefits).  Click here to download.

COPD (chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema) is a leading cause of death in South Africa and follows the global pattern. Compare this document with the SA national COPD guidelines as published in the SA Medical Journal.

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