A timely, confirmed diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) has a significant impact on the evolution of the disease. The current model of care in the Lazio region (in Italy) was assessed on the basis of real-world data provided by the four reference centers responsible for diagnosing and treating IPF. The 5-year, population-based, retrospective longitudinal study provided the data that is at the basis of the current proposal for a new clinical and therapeutic pathway (DTCP) and has been shared with regional decision makers. A DTCP must be defined and based on four pillars: GPs, pulmonologists, IPF centers, and telemedicine. Each must play a role within a sort of hub-and-spoke model. IPF centers remain the hubs, while spokes are identified in trained GPs and pulmonologists.

Road toward a new model of care for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in the Lazio Region / Di Bidino, Rossella; Rogliani, Paola; Sebastiani, Alfredo; Ricci, Alberto; Varone, Francesco; Sgalla, Giacomo; Iovene, Bruno; Bruni, Teresa; Flore, Maria Chiara; D'Ascanio, Michela; Cavalli, Francesco; Savi, Daniela; Di Michele, Loreta; Cicchetti, Americo; Richeldi, Luca. - In: FRONTIERS IN MEDICINE. - ISSN 2296-858X. - 9:(2022), pp. 1-9. [10.3389/fmed.2022.861076]

Road toward a new model of care for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in the Lazio Region

Ricci, Alberto;Bruni, Teresa;D'Ascanio, Michela;Savi, Daniela;Di Michele, Loreta;Cicchetti, Americo;
2022

Abstract

A timely, confirmed diagnosis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) has a significant impact on the evolution of the disease. The current model of care in the Lazio region (in Italy) was assessed on the basis of real-world data provided by the four reference centers responsible for diagnosing and treating IPF. The 5-year, population-based, retrospective longitudinal study provided the data that is at the basis of the current proposal for a new clinical and therapeutic pathway (DTCP) and has been shared with regional decision makers. A DTCP must be defined and based on four pillars: GPs, pulmonologists, IPF centers, and telemedicine. Each must play a role within a sort of hub-and-spoke model. IPF centers remain the hubs, while spokes are identified in trained GPs and pulmonologists.
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