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Time taken from primary care referral to a specialist centre diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: an opportunity to improve patient outcomes?

Time taken from primary care referral to a specialist centre diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: an opportunity to improve patient outcomes?
Time taken from primary care referral to a specialist centre diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: an opportunity to improve patient outcomes?
The care of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has been transformed by the widespread approval of antifibrotic therapies [1]. Within primary care-based healthcare systems, the diagnosis of IPF and commencement of antifibrotic therapy typically requires a patient referral from a primary care physician to a respiratory physician in secondary care, with referral then made to a specialist interstitial lung disease (ILD) centre [2]. Following ILD centre review and multidisciplinary team (MDT) discussion, a diagnosis of IPF is made and antifibrotic therapy may be commenced.
2312-0541
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Brereton, Christopher J, Wallis, Timothy, Casey, Michelle, Fox, Lynn, Pontoppidan, Katarina, Laws, Diane, Graves, Jennifer, Titmuss, Vanessa, Kearney, Sarah, Evans, Sian Louise, Grove, Alison, Hamid, Samreen, Richeldi, Luca, O'Reilly, Katherine M.A., Fletcher, Sophie and Jones, Mark Glynne (2020) Time taken from primary care referral to a specialist centre diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: an opportunity to improve patient outcomes? ERJ Open Research, 6 (2). (doi:10.1183/23120541.00120-2020).

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Abstract

The care of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has been transformed by the widespread approval of antifibrotic therapies [1]. Within primary care-based healthcare systems, the diagnosis of IPF and commencement of antifibrotic therapy typically requires a patient referral from a primary care physician to a respiratory physician in secondary care, with referral then made to a specialist interstitial lung disease (ILD) centre [2]. Following ILD centre review and multidisciplinary team (MDT) discussion, a diagnosis of IPF is made and antifibrotic therapy may be commenced.

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Accepted/In Press date: 13 May 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 20 July 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 443825
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/443825
ISSN: 2312-0541
PURE UUID: 77daeb0c-2fa0-42cd-8dd0-57d0f43ef1d7
ORCID for Timothy Wallis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7936-9764

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Date deposited: 14 Sep 2020 16:31
Last modified: 16 Mar 2024 09:13

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Author: Christopher J Brereton
Author: Timothy Wallis ORCID iD
Author: Michelle Casey
Author: Lynn Fox
Author: Katarina Pontoppidan
Author: Diane Laws
Author: Jennifer Graves
Author: Vanessa Titmuss
Author: Sarah Kearney
Author: Sian Louise Evans
Author: Alison Grove
Author: Samreen Hamid
Author: Luca Richeldi
Author: Katherine M.A. O'Reilly
Author: Sophie Fletcher
Author: Mark Glynne Jones

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