Costs of COPD exacerbations in the emergency department and inpatient setting.

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Costs of COPD exacerbations in the emergency department and inpatient setting.

Respir Med. 2011 Mar;105(3):454-60

Authors: Dalal AA, Shah M, D'Souza AO, Rane P

Exacerbations of COPD contribute to lung function decline and reduced quality of life. Treatment of exacerbations in the hospital setting is costly, but information concerning the component cost drivers of this care is scarce. Our objective was to describe and characterize costs of COPD care in the hospital setting.

PMID: 20869226 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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