Published in Respiratory Therapeutics Week, August 1st, 2005
In a recent study, physicians in the United States sought to construct "a comprehensive disease-specific COPD severity instrument" for use in epidemiologic research, using data from "a population-based sample of 383 US adults with self-reported physician-diagnosed COPD."
"The severity score was based on structured telephone interview responses and included five overall aspects of COPD severity: respiratory symptoms, systemic corticosteroid use, other COPD medication use, previous hospitalization or intubation, and home oxygen use,"...
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