The European Lung White Book

The ERS European Lung White Book (published in 2013) took the latest data from the World Health Organization and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and input from experts across the continent to present a rigorous examination of lung health and disease in Europe and an informed analysis of future trends. Covering risk factors, the major diseases, the development of the various fields of respiratory medicine and training and the growth of patient support organisations, the book laid out a series of policy recommendations to ensure a brighter, better future for respiratory health. It was designed as a vital data source and advocacy tool for health professionals, policymakers, patient advocates and the media.