US foundation reports improvements in cystic fibrosis indicators

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The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in the USA has reported that key indicators of health for people with cystic fibrosis, including lung function and nutritional status, are rising nationwide across its accredited care center network.
The outlook for people with cystic fibrosis continues to improve steadily each year.

The new data is posted on the CF Foundation's Web site under “Care Center Network.” It includes four measures vital for the health of people with the disease: lung function, nutritional status (body mass index), screening for cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, and adherence to recommended outpatient clinic visits and tests.

The CF Foundation is a major funder of cystic fibrosis care and research in the USA. In December 2006, it became one of the first organisations of its kind to publicly release health outcomes data in an effort to accelerate the rate of improvement in care.


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