A simple score for assessing stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is usually assessed using FEV(1) to establish the diagnosis and the severity of the disease. However, COPD is now considered a systemic disease. AIM To evaluate the utility of the Health-Activity-Dyspnoea-Obstruction (HADO) score for classifying the severity of COPD and predicting outcomes. DESIGN… (More)

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