Health services utilisation by Montrealers aged 40 and over with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 2003–2004

The main objective of this report is to enable decision makers in clinical and administrative health settings in Montréal to be better informed of the utilisation of ambulatory care and institutional services by people in their territories who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This report on COPD is part of the “Monitorage interprétative” project conducted by the Équipe Santé des populations et services de santé (ESPSS), a joint team of the Montréal Public Health Department and the Institut national de santé publique du Québec. It is one of a series of reports produced by the team on health services utilisation by Montrealers with chronic diseases.