COPD-Related ED Visits in North Carolina: Hospitalizations and Return Visits
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Lippmann, S. J., Yeatts, K. B., Waller, A., Hassmiller Lich, K., Travers, D., Weinberger, M., & Donohue, J. F. (2013). COPD-Related ED Visits in North Carolina: Hospitalizations and Return Visits. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4408

Abstract

COPD is a prevalent chronic disease among older adults, responsible for substantial healthcare utilization. We used the NC DETECT surveillance system to investigate patterns of hospitalizations and short-term return visits resulting from COPD-related ED visits. We found a high prevalence of hospital admissions and return ED visits, including many repeat hospitalizations. We also provide new information about the impact of age, sex, and insurance status on these short-term outcomes.
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4408
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