Burden of illness for an employed population with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects approximately 7% of Americans. COPD impacts productivity and forces 1 in 5 employees ages 45-65 years old to retire prematurely. Our objective was to quantify the direct and indirect costs of COPD in an employed population in the United States. A retrospective analysis using Thomson Reuters MarketScan… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/pop.2011.0049

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@article{Nair2012BurdenOI, title={Burden of illness for an employed population with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.}, author={Kavita Nair and Vahram H. Ghushchyan and Jill Van Den Bos and Michael L Halford and Gideon Z L Tan and Feride H Frech-Tamas and Joseph J. Doyle}, journal={Population health management}, year={2012}, volume={15 5}, pages={267-75} }