Reduce 30-Day COPD Readmissions!

COPD is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, affecting over 12 million people in the U.S. alone, where it is the third leading cause of death1. The number of people with COPD continues to grow worldwide, and tens of millions more people are undiagnosed.

Your COPD patients are at risk for exacerbations. COPD exacerbations negatively impact the patient’s quality of life2, accelerate disease progression3, and can result in hospitalization and death4. More than 20% of patients hospitalized because of COPD are re-hospitalized within 30 days5.

Rotech's COPDbridge™ program will help your COPD patients manage their care and monitor their condition to avoid 30-day hospital readmissions. We ensure patients are set up for success when transitioning from acute care to a home setting by providing daily monitoring, data collection, and follow-up to help keep your patients comfortable at home -- and out of the hospital.

Weekly Visits with
a Respiratory Therapist

in the first 30 days following discharge, including a physical assessment, smoking cessation options (if applicable), and a review of nutrition and medication.

Consistent Follow-up

We’ll work closely with your COPD patients to ensure they understand the importance of using their medication. We’ll help them take ownership in monitoring and managing their condition at home.

COPDbridge 30-Day Journal

Patients receive a structured 30-day journal with space to record their progress and track issues. The journal also provides information on additional helpful resources.

Educational Resources

We make patient education and equipment information available online, accessible from anywhere on any internet-capable device.

Follow-up Documentation

Sent directly to the hospital and physician.

We ensure that patients know the early signs and symptoms of an exacerbation and are prepared to follow their COPD action plan and get treatment early.

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2 Seemungal TA, Donaldson GC, Paul EA, Bestall JC, Jeffries DJ, Wedzicha JA. Effect of exacerbation on quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1998;157(5 Pt 1):1418-1422. doi:10.1164/ajrccm.157.5.9709032

3 Miravitlles M, Ferrer M, Pont À, et al. Effect of exacerbations on quality of life in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a 2 year follow up study.Thorax 2004;59:387-395

4 Donaldson GC, Seemungal TA, Bhowmik A, Wedzicha JA. Relationship between exacerbation frequency and lung function decline in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Thorax. 2002 Oct;57(10):847-852. DOI: 10.1136/thorax.57.10.847

5 Shah, T, Churpeck, MM, Perraillon, MC, Konetzka, RT. Understanding Why Patients With COPD Get Readmitted A Large National Study to Delineate the Medicare Population for the Readmissions Penalty Expansion. CHEST 2015:147(5)1219-1226. doi:10.1378/chest.14-2181