Underreporting exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a longitudinal cohort.

@article{Langsetmo2008UnderreportingEO,
  title={Underreporting exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a longitudinal cohort.},
  author={Lisa Langsetmo and Robert W. Platt and Pierre Ernst and Jean Bourbeau},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={177 4},
  pages={396-401}
}
RATIONALE Unreported exacerbations and failure to seek medical attention may have consequences on the health of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. OBJECTIVES This study aims to determine the incidence of reported and unreported exacerbations, to identify predictors of reporting, and to compare the impact of reported and unreported exacerbations on health status. METHODS The study is based on a multicenter Canadian cohort of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary… CONTINUE READING

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