Philips launches COPD Survey

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Andover, Mass. – In recognition of World COPD Day Nov. 19, Royal Philips launched a patient survey to uncover the physical, emotional and psychological challenges COPD patients face on a daily basis.

“COPD is highly prevalent, but few people know how serious the condition is or have information at their fingertips to make decisions about when they should talk to their doctor,” said Eli Diacopoulos, general manager of respiratory care.

Currently open to diagnosed patients in the U.S., U.K., and Germany, the goal of the study is to help Philips design better technology solutions to meet the needs of COPD sufferers.

“Philips is working to raise awareness of COPD among both patients and physicians and is committed to developing solutions to help better manage COPD across the entire health continuum,” said Diacopoulos.

Philips expects the study’s findings to be available in early 2015.