A prediction model for COPD readmissions: catching up, catching our breath, and improving a national problem

@inproceedings{Amalakuhan2012APM,
  title={A prediction model for COPD readmissions: catching up, catching our breath, and improving a national problem},
  author={Bravein Amalakuhan and Lukasz Kiljanek and Arvin Parvathaneni and Michael Scott Hester and Pramil Cheriyath and Daniel Fischman},
  booktitle={Journal of community hospital internal medicine perspectives},
  year={2012}
}
Frequent COPD exacerbations have a large impact on morbidity, mortality and health-care expenditures. By 2020, the World Health Organization expects COPD and COPD exacerbations to be the third leading cause of death world-wide. Furthermore, In 2005 it was estimated that COPD exacerbations cost the U.S. health-care system 38 billion dollars. Studies attempting to determine factors related to COPD readmissions are still very limited. Moreover, few have used a organized machine-learning… CONTINUE READING

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