Predicting frequent COPD exacerbations using primary care data

Post date: Nov 22, 2015 11:10:18 PM

Acute COPD exacerbations account for much of the rising disability and costs associated with COPD, but data on predictive risk factors are limited. The goal of the current study was to develop a robust, clinically based model to predict frequent exacerbation risk.

Patients at risk of exacerbation can be identified from routinely available, computerized primary care data.

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