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COPD and Asthma Physiology Score (CAPS)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with an exacerbation of COPD or asthma using the COPD and Asthma Physiology Score (CAPS) of Wildman et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disease progression

ICD-10:

J40, J41, J42, J43, J44, J45, J47

Description:

Wildman et al developed an score to measure the physiologic derangement associated with an acute exacerbation of COPD and/or asthma. The authors are from Northern General Hospital Sheffield, Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre London, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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