Table 2. Practical approach to lung health (PAL) reported results on clinical outcomes
OutcomesClinical outcomesCountries
Diagnosis of chronic respiratory diseases#Increase in diagnosis of CRDAlgeria, Chile, Jordan, Morocco, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, Tunisia, Syria
Quality of care of asthma and COPD patientsImprovement of patients' management
Improvement of patients' quality of life
South Africa, El Salvador Chile, Nepal
TuberculosisImprovement in the quality of the diagnostic process of TB
Improvement in TB case detection
Algeria, Bolivia, Morocco, South Africa, Syria, Tunisia South Africa, Algeria
    AntibioticsDecrease in drug prescription, particularly antibiotics and adjuvant drugsAlgeria, Bolivia, El Salvador, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Nepal, Syria, Tunisia
    CRD drugsPAL improves the quality of drug prescription for CRD patients
Increase in inhaled steroid prescription
Decrease in oral steroid prescription
Algeria, Chile, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, South Africa, Syria, Tunisia
  • COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; CRD: chronic respiratory diseases; TB: tuberculosis. #: asthma and COPD.