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Risk Factors for Mortality in Severe Chronic COPD

Purpose:

To evaluate an older patient with severe COPD for mortality risk factors as reported by Antonelli-Incalzi et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease

Objective:

risk factors, selection

ICD-10:

J44

Description:

Antonelli-Incalzi et al identified a number of risk factors for predicting mortality in older patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This can help identify a person who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from multiple universities in Italy.

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