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Map: COPD spending gap revealed

Find out more about how GP practices in your area manage non-elective COPD admissions.

The cost of treating ‘high impact' COPD patients in some PCTs is more than double that in other parts of the country, with dramatic variation in the rate of emergency hospital admissions, new commissioning data obtained by Pulse reveals.

The statistics, compiled by Dr Foster Intelligence and published on an interactive map on PulseToday this week, reveal the stark differences in COPD spending across England and identify millions of pounds in potential savings for GP commissioners as they prepare to assume budgetary responsibility.

Click on the PCT areas in the map below to find out more about COPD spending in your area.

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