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Indicators for COPD Patient Being Admitted to Hospital from ED

Purpose:

To identify factors affecting the decision to admit a patient with COPD being seen in the Emergency Department (ED) based on the study of Tsai et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

Objective:

selection, administration

ICD-10:

J44

Description:

Tsai et al identified risk factors associated with hospital admission for a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The authors are Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Case Western Reserve University and the University of Alberta.

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