Hospitalization with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and associated health resource utilization: a population-based Danish cohort study.

@article{Johannesdottir2013HospitalizationWA,
  title={Hospitalization with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and associated health resource utilization: a population-based Danish cohort study.},
  author={Sigrun Alba Johannesdottir and Christian Fynbo Christiansen and Martin Berg Johansen and Morten Graugaard Olsen and Xiao Fang Xu and Joseph M. Parker and Nestor A. Molfino and Timothy Lee Lash and Jon P. Fryzek},
  journal={Journal of medical economics},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={
          897-906
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Health resource utilization (HRU) and outcomes associated with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) are not well described. Therefore, a population-based cohort study was conducted to characterize patients hospitalized with AECOPD with regard to HRU, mortality, recurrence, and predictors of readmission with AECOPD. METHODS Using Danish healthcare databases, this study identified COPD patients with at least one AECOPD hospitalization between 2005-2009… CONTINUE READING
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