Characteristics of undertreatment in COPD in the general population.

  title={Characteristics of undertreatment in COPD in the general population.},
  author={Truls Sylvan Ingebrigtsen and Jacob Louis Marott and J\orgen Vestbo and Jesper Hallas and B\orge G. Nordestgaard and Morten Dahl and Peter de Lange},
  volume={144 6},
BACKGROUND We wished to characterize undertreatment in COPD. METHODS Among 5,812 individuals with COPD defined by FEV1/FVC < 0.7 participating in the Copenhagen General Population Study, we identified 920 individuals with FEV1 < 60% predicted. Prescriptions were identified in an all-inclusive nationwide registry. For each individual, we examined treatment with medication in the year before the day of the baseline examination, as well as treatment in the first year after the examination… CONTINUE READING
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