Researchers in London designed an educational video as an adjunct to care for patients who were hospitalized for COPD exacerbations. ... wrote. They noted that the video may be able increase delivery of COPD discharge bundles in some settings.
A patient presents to the emergency department with an acute exacerbation of COPD. ... The hospitalist documents the diagnoses as acute exacerbation of COPD with severe hypoxemia.
states from 2005 through 2011 who were at least 40 years of age and had an acute COPD exacerbation. ... The study included 362,867 patients who had an ED visit or hospitalization for an acute COPD exacerbation.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most frequent reasons for inpatient admission. ... method), and it is used primarily to exclude alternative diagnoses or to identify complications of COPD.
A nurse-delivered three-month postdischarge program for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) included transition support, training in self-management techniques, and help with access to outpatient services. ... to admit patients who
Up to 80% of exacerbations of COPD are due to infection,” said Dr. ... It's particularly interesting that they come back in with COPD,” she said.
Researchers used claims data from Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries hospitalized for COPD in 2014 at 4,446 U.S. ... It is time that one of the most effective treatments for patients with COPD and other chronic respiratory diseases be used routinely
included by CMS to avoid gaming of the system by miscoding of COPD patients). ... After implementation of the program, 30-day readmissions of COPD patients went down.
A systematic review of 68 randomized controlled trials found scant evidence supporting other pharmacologic interventions to treat adults with mild to severe exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). ... Antibiotics and systemic
long-acting beta-agonist and inhaled corticosteroid (LABA-ICS) combination therapy after hospital discharge in older adults with COPD. ... well as standardized practices to prevent medication errors at hospital discharge in the COPD population,” the