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

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with moderate to severe COPD for the risk of exacerbation using the score of Niewoehner et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, complications, selection

ICD-10:

J42, J43, J44

Description:

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

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