Table 5

Effects per patient per year of patients with COPD receiving a self-management programme with and without self-treatment

Self-treatment(n = 70)Control(n = 72)Difference
Number of exacerbation days42.2064.50−22.30
Number of hospitalisations0.2000.334−0.134
Number of health care contacts*5.3736.513−1.140
  • *Includes (telephone) consultations with the physician and general practitioner, and emergency room visits.