COPD symptom burden: impact on health care resource utilization, and work and activity impairment

@inproceedings{Ding2017COPDSB,
  title={COPD symptom burden: impact on health care resource utilization, and work and activity impairment},
  author={Bo Ding and Mark Small and Gina Bergstr{\"o}m and Ulf Holmgren},
  booktitle={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can greatly impact the quality of life by limiting patients' activities. However, data on impact of symptomatic burden on the health care resource utilization (HCRU) and employment in COPD are lacking. We examined the association between COPD Assessment Test (CAT) score and direct/indirect costs associated with HCRU and work productivity. METHODS Data from >2,100 patients with COPD consulting for routine care were derived from… CONTINUE READING

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