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Indications for Hospitalization & Intensive Care in Patient with COPD

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for the need for hospitalization or intensive care.

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

J44

Description:

A patient with an exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may require hospitalization and/or intensive care if s/he experiences deterioration in pulmonary function.

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