Reduce the incidence and mortality of all respiratory diseases should be a major health challenges of our society. To cope with it, the year 2010 the Department of Health created thePla director de malalties de lʼaparell respiratori (PDMAR) and the DOGC 30th November at the same year was published the approving in a Governmental agreement. This plan is the result of the fulfillment of one of the objectives set by the Health Plan of Catalonia horizon 2010. The Plan proposes a model of comprehensive approach to care for respiratory diseases, ranging from promotion and prevention to rehabilitation, and considers the principle of equality before territorial or gender inequalities. The aim is to ensure all patients in Catalonia the access and quality of preventive and diagnostic from a standpoint of results evaluation, with special emphasis on diseases that cause a high load of morbidity and generate a negative impact on quality of patients life, such as difficult to control asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome or rare diseases such as primary pulmonary hypertension.
Health care; Health promotion; Respiratory diseases
Rosas A, Tresserras-Gaju R, Saltó-Cerezuela E, Escarrabill J. El pla director de malalties de lʼaparell respiratori. Butll Epidemiol Catalunya. 2011;32(7):88-91.
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