Anemia in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: epidemiology and economic implications.

@article{Shorr2008AnemiaIC,
  title={Anemia in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: epidemiology and economic implications.},
  author={Andrew F. Shorr and John Doyle and Lee Stern and Margarita Dolgitser and Marya D. Zilberberg},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={1123-30}
}
BACKGROUND Anemia in chronic illness is associated with increased healthcare resource utilization (HRU) and costs. In COPD, it occurs frequently and influences both clinical and economic outcomes. Because no data studies have been performed either in a single center or a subpopulation of COPD patients, anemia's influence on the outcomes is not fully understood. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study in a large healthcare database to quantify prevalence, HRU and… CONTINUE READING

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