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COPD Hospitalization Risk Score of Niewoehner et al for a Patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with moderate to severe COPD is at risk for being hospitalized using the score of Niewoehner et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disease progression

ICD-10:

J40, J41, J42, J43, J44, J47

Description:

Niewoehner et al developed a score for predicting hospitalization in a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This can help identify a patient who may require more aggressive management. The authors are from multiple Veterans Affairs hospitals across the United States.

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