Variations in the management of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Sandhu2013VariationsIT,
  title={Variations in the management of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Supna K Sandhu and Jackson Chu and Marko Yurkovich and David A. Harriman and Catalin Taraboanta and J Mark FitzGerald},
  journal={Canadian respiratory journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={175-9}
}
BACKGROUND Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality for patients with COPD. AECOPD are the leading cause of hospital admissions in Canada. Although multiple guidelines have been developed for the acute and chronic management of COPD, there are few quality assurance studies investigating adherence to these guidelines. METHODS A retrospective chart review of all patients admitted to a tertiary care hospital in 2009… CONTINUE READING