Epidemiology of pneumothorax in England.

@article{Gupta2000EpidemiologyOP,
  title={Epidemiology of pneumothorax in England.},
  author={Dheeraj Kumar Gupta and Anna L Hansell and Timothy Joseph Nichols and Trinh Hoang Duong and Jon G. Ayres and David John Strachan},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2000},
  volume={55 8},
  pages={
          666-71
        }
}
BACKGROUND Little is known of the epidemiology of pneumothorax. Routinely available data on pneumothorax in England are described. METHODS Patients consulting in primary care with a diagnosis of pneumothorax in each year from 1991 to 1995 inclusive were identified from the General Practice Research Database (GPRD). Emergency hospital admissions for pneumothorax were identified for the years 1991-4 from the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data. Mortality data for England & Wales were… CONTINUE READING

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