The excess cost of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis in patients aged 45 and older in England and Wales.

@article{McGuire2001TheEC,
  title={The excess cost of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis in patients aged 45 and older in England and Wales.},
  author={Ashlee McGuire and Debra E. Irwin and Peter Fenn and Alastair Gray and Philippa Anderson and Andy Lovering and Alasdair P Macgowan},
  journal={Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={4 5},
  pages={370-5}
}
INTRODUCTION Chronic Bronchitis is a serious and costly health problem. Prevalence is estimated at 45 per 10,000 persons in the United Kingdom. Approximately 120,000 Pounds would be saved for every 100 hospital admissions avoided. A reduction in acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (AECB), treatment failures, and subsequent hospital admission could have a significant impact on the burden of AECB borne by secondary care facilities in the UK National Health Service (NHS). OBJECTIVE The aim… CONTINUE READING
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