At SAG healthcare centers we treat COPD according to the National Care Standard COPD. The main aim of this standard is to promote good care in COPD, in which patients with COPD are central. This means that COPD patients can count on the care of all professionals involved in COPD care – from general practitioners, practice assistants and lung nurses to physiotherapists and pulmonologists.

Although asthma and COPD are two different syndromes, the symptoms largely overlap. This can cause problems in the field of diagnostics and therapy. Early recognition is necessary to prevent worse. Good information and encouraging self-care are important instruments to ensure that a patient can function independently for as long as possible.

In addition to cooperation in the first line, coordination between second and primary care is also necessary.