P202 A survey of ILD expertise availability and High Resolution Computer Tomography (HRCT) protocols used in patients with Interstitial lung disease (ILD) across hospitals in England:

H Balata, A Ashish, I Aziz
2013 Thorax  
disease experience. Pirfenidone was well tolerated and offered hope to the majority of patients (83%). However 44% of patients reported anxieties re continuing access. Conclusions Post diagnosis, many patients demonstrate resourcefulness in accessing information and have realistic expectations of how to improve care. There is a need to improve the information given in the consultation to improve subsequent understanding and to increase provision of psychological support particularly when
more » ... bing O2 therapy. The availability of pirfenidone was perceived by patients to offer hope and reassurance. Strategies to reduce the delay in diagnosis and standardise access to information and therapies are needed.
doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2013-204457.354 fatcat:klsmirwwvzbjdjv4jqtsekg77a