Comparison of Canadian versus United States emergency department visits for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation.

@article{Rowe2008ComparisonOC,
  title={Comparison of Canadian versus United States emergency department visits for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation.},
  author={Brian H. Rowe and Rita K. Cydulka and C P Tsai and Sunday Clark and Donna Sinclair and Carlos Arturo Camargo},
  journal={Canadian respiratory journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={295-301}
}
INTRODUCTION Despite the frequency of emergency department (ED) visits for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation, little is known about practice variation in EDs. OBJECTIVES To examine the differences between Canadian and United States (US) COPD patients, and the ED management they receive. METHODS A prospective multicentre cohort study was conducted involving 29 EDs in the US and Canada. Using a standard protocol, consecutive ED patients with COPD exacerbations were… CONTINUE READING