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Consumer Forum - COPD

Published 27/06/2022

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD is a group of progressive lung conditions including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and chronic asthma. It affects one in seven Australian adults aged 40 and over. Common symptoms like breathlessness, cough, sputum production, wheeze and chest tightness have a big impact on people living with the disease.

COPD is the most common cause of avoidable hospital admissions in Australia, particularly among Aboriginal people and those who live in regional and lower socioeconomic areas.

As part of the 100,000 Lives program, we’re partnering with health services and consumers to make improvements in the quality and consistency of care for people living with chronic diseases, including COPD, across the health system.

To achieve this, we want to meet with consumers, families and carers who have a lived experience of COPD. We want to hear about your experiences navigating the Victorian health system and ideas to improve the care of people who live with asthma in Victoria.

Consumer Forum

Date: Tuesday 12 July

Time: 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Location: Online


This is one of three consumer forums that aim to help us understand and improve quality of care for people living with chronic diseases. You can register for one or more.

  • COPD: 12 July 1.30 pm-3:30 pm
  • Asthma: Thursday 14 July 1.30 pm-3.30 pm
  • Diabetes: Friday 15 July 1.30 pm-3.30 pm

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