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Criteria for Discharging Patient with COPD Admitted for Acute Exacerbation

Purpose:

To determine if a patient admitted to the hospital for an acute exacerbation of COPD can be discharged using the criteria of Pauwels et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

J44.1

Description:

A patient who was admitted to the hospital for an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be discharged once criteria have been met. The authors are from the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) Workshop.

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