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Joan Escarrabill

Director of the Evaluation Area at the Catalan Agency for Health Information, Assessment and Quality (CAHIAQ)

Joan Escarrabill MD, is a chest physician and currently is Director of the Evaluation Area at the Catalan Agency for Health Information, Assessment and Quality (CAHIAQ) and Director of the Master Plan for Respiratory Diseases – PDMAR - (Department of Health). Since 1984 he is involved in care of patients with chronic respiratory failure, first in patients with long-term oxygen therapy and then in the field of home mechanical ventilation, as director of a multidisciplinary team (UFIS-Respiratory).

Parallel to the clinical activity, and for a period of ten years, he has had management responsibilities at the Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge. Currently the priority of PDMAR is the assessment of acute severe COPD exacerbation and CAHIAQ has been commissioned to assess the impact of chronic diseases care program of the Department of Health.