What do chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients die from? A multiple cause coding analysis.

@article{Hansell2003WhatDC,
  title={What do chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients die from? A multiple cause coding analysis.},
  author={Anna L Hansell and Jennifer A Walk and Joan B Soriano},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={809-14}
}
Information on obstructive lung disease (OLD) deaths is generally derived from the underlying cause of death on the death certificate. This neglects information on other conditions mentioned and may underestimate the burden of disease. Descriptive analyses of all conditions mentioned on the death certificate for all decedents where OLD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma) was mentioned as a contributing cause of death were conducted for England and Wales for 1993-1999. OLD was… CONTINUE READING
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