Pulmonary disease among inpatient decedents: Impact of schizophrenia.

@article{Copeland2007PulmonaryDA,
  title={Pulmonary disease among inpatient decedents: Impact of schizophrenia.},
  author={Laurel A Copeland and Eric M Mortensen and John Edward Zeber and Mary Jo Pugh and Marcos I Restrepo and Gregory W. Dalack},
  journal={Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={720-6}
}
OBJECTIVES Determine the risk associated with schizophrenia for common pulmonary illness (pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)) during the last year of life. METHODS Inpatient decedents in Veterans (VA) hospitals in 2002 (N=27,798) were identified. Logistic regression modeled diagnosis of pulmonary illness in either the final year or final admission as a function of schizophrenia, smoking history and other covariates. RESULTS Among decedents, 943 (3%) had… CONTINUE READING

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