Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

A group of chronic disorders that restrict flow of air into and out of the lungs. Disorder examples include asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.

More Common Terms

  • Ambulatory Care Health services that are provided in an outpatient setting and do not require an overnight hospital stay.
  • Ombudsman A professional who investigates and resolves complaints on behalf of residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
  • Custodial Care Personal care services that do not include a skilled nursing care component. Commonly associated with assistance of activities of daily living (ADL).

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