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Prognostic Index for Patient with COPD

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) using the prognostic index of Briggs et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

Objective:

risk factors, selection

ICD-10:

J44

Description:

Briggs et al developed a prognostic index for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This can help identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from the University of Glasgow, University of Kentucky, University of British Columbia, Oxford Outcomes Ltd and Elan Pharma Ltd.

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