Development and validation of a predictive model to identify patients at risk of severe COPD exacerbations using administrative claims data

@inproceedings{Annavarapu2018DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and validation of a predictive model to identify patients at risk of severe COPD exacerbations using administrative claims data},
  author={Srinivas Annavarapu and Seth Goldfarb and Melissa Gelb and Chad Moretz and Andrew M Renda and Shuchita Kaila},
  booktitle={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  year={2018}
}
Background Patients with COPD often experience severe exacerbations involving hospitalization, which accelerate lung function decline and reduce quality of life. This study aimed to develop and validate a predictive model to identify patients at risk of developing severe COPD exacerbations using administrative claims data, to facilitate appropriate disease management programs. Methods A predictive model was developed using a retrospective cohort of COPD patients aged 55-89 years identified… CONTINUE READING

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