The economic burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in a U.S. Medicare population.

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RATIONALE Although the economic burden of COPD has gained attention in recent years, data on the costs of COPD among U.S. Medicare beneficiaries are lacking. METHODS This study used administrative claims and eligibility records from a large U.S. multi-state Medicare managed care database. Study patients were 65+ years of age with paid claims during 2004… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.rmed.2008.04.009

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@article{Menzin2008TheEB, title={The economic burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in a U.S. Medicare population.}, author={Joseph Menzin and Luke Boulanger and Jenő P Marton and Lisa Guadagno and Homa B Dastani and Riad G Dirani and Amy L. Phillips and Hemal Shah}, journal={Respiratory medicine}, year={2008}, volume={102 9}, pages={1248-56} }