Opportunities to diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in routine care in the UK: A retrospective study of a clinical cohort

Respiratory Effectiveness Group, Rupert C. M. Jones, David Price, Dermot Ryan, Erika J. Sims, Julie von Ziegenweidt, Laurence Mascarenhas, Anne Burden, David M. G. Halpin, Robert Winter, Sue Hill, Matt Kearney, Kevin Holton, Anne Moger, Daryl Freeman, Alison Chisholm, Eric D. Bateman

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Abstract

Patterns of health-care use and comorbidities present in patients in the period before diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are unknown. We investigated these factors to inform future case-finding strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-276
Number of pages10
JournalThe Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Comorbidity
  • Female
  • Great Britain
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Primary Health Care
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Spirometry
  • Steroids

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