Evaluation of the incidence and age distribution of bronchiectasis from the Finnish hospital discharge register.

@article{Synjkangas1998EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the incidence and age distribution of bronchiectasis from the Finnish hospital discharge register.},
  author={Olli S{\"a}yn{\"a}j{\"a}kangas and Timo Keistinen and Tuili Tuuponen and S L Kivel{\"a}},
  journal={Central European journal of public health},
  year={1998},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={235-7}
}
The incidence and age distribution of bronchiectasis is at present poorly known. The aim here was to describe the use made of hospital services by bronchiectasis patients in Finland over ten years and to estimate the incidence of this disease. Data on hospital admissions for bronchiectasis were obtained from the register maintained by the National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health. Admissions and new cases during the period 1983-1992 were calculated by age and sex in… CONTINUE READING

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