Predictors of mortality in hospitalized adults with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Singanayagam2013PredictorsOM,
  title={Predictors of mortality in hospitalized adults with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Aran Singanayagam and Stuart Schembri and James D Chalmers},
  journal={Annals of the American Thoracic Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={81-9}
}
RATIONALE There is a need to identify clinically meaningful predictors of mortality following hospitalized COPD exacerbation. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature to identify clinically important factors that predict mortality after hospitalization for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS Eligible studies considered adults admitted to hospital with COPD exacerbation. Two authors independently abstracted data… CONTINUE READING

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