Changing the burden of COPD mortality

Abstract

COPD is a major cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide with an estimated 2.75 million deaths in 2000 (fourth leading cause of death). In addition to the considerable morbidity and mortality associated with COPD, this disease incurs significant healthcare and societal costs. Current COPD guidelines acknowledge that the following can improve COPD… (More)

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@inproceedings{Mannino2006ChangingTB, title={Changing the burden of COPD mortality}, author={David M Mannino and Victor A Kiri}, booktitle={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease}, year={2006} }