Factors influencing management of chronic respiratory diseases in general and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in particular in Saudi Arabia: An overview

Mohammed Alsubaiei, Paul Cafarella, Peter Frith, R. McEvoy, Tanja Effing

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Abstract

The prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Saudi Arabia is 4.2% among the general population and 14.2% among smokers. Studies showed that management of respiratory diseases is inadequate. In this article, we have elaborated on how factors as health economic factors, lack of health-care providers, culture, attitude, lifestyle (such as smoking and physical inactivity), and lack of adherence to the evidence-based practice guidelines may influence chronic respiratory disease management in Saudi Arabia. We have to conclude that these factors should be taken into account while seeking to improve and optimize the quality of care for patients with respiratory diseases in Saudi Arabia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-149
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Medicine
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018

Keywords

  • Chronic obstructive
  • delivery of health care
  • Saudi Arabia

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