The burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease associated with maintenance monotherapy in the UK

@inproceedings{Edwards2016TheBO,
  title={The burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease associated with maintenance monotherapy in the UK},
  author={Susan C Edwards and Sian E Fairbrother and Anna C E Scowcroft and Gavin Chiu and Andrew Ternouth and Brian J Lipworth},
  booktitle={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND This study characterized a cohort of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients on maintenance bronchodilator monotherapy for ≥6 months to establish their disease burden, measured by health care utilization. METHODS Data were extracted from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink and linked to Hospital Episode Statistics. The monotherapy period spanned the first prescription of a long-acting β2-adrenergic agonist or a long-acting muscarinic antagonist until the end of… CONTINUE READING
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