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Model of Almagro et al for Predicting the Risk of Hospital Readmission in a Patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Purpose:

To estimate the risk of hospital readmission for an acute exacerbation of (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) based on the model of Almagro et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

J42, J43, J44

Description:

Almagro et al developed a model to predict the risk of a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) being readmitted to the hospital for an acute exacerbation. This can help identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from the University of Barcelona in Spain.

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