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Ottawa COPD Risk Scale

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient presenting to the Emergency Room (ER) with COPD using the Ottawa COPD risk scale.

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

J44

Description:

Stiell et al developed a risk scale for identifying a patent with COPD in the Emergency Department who is at risk for a serious adverse event. This can help to identify a patient who should be admitted to the hospital or have more aggressive management. The authors are from the University of Ottawa, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Alberta, Queen's University, University of Calgary and University of Toronto.

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