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Patients with moderate/severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will be helped to make critical decisions regarding their care as their disease worsens thanks to a new program developed by researchers at Pennsylvania State College of Medicine and Pennsylvania State University.
The results of the study will be presented at the ATS 2011 International Conference in Denver. According to lead author and third-year medical student Joshua Hozella, patients found the CDA was highly accurate at reflecting their wishes for end-of-life medical care and reported high levels of satisfaction using the program.