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The age-sex standardised rate of hospitalisations of people aged 15 years and older with a principal diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) per 100,000 population. ICD-10-AM J41, J42, J43, J44, J47 or J40 with a secondary diagnosis of J41, J43, J44 or J47   Numerator: Number of...
Publisher: CARDI
Author: Age and Ageing
Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) improves health status and exercise tolerance, but not respiratory function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The objective of the study was to identify predictors of improvement in the 6-min walked distance (6'WD) in elderly COPD patients...
Subject: COPD
The findings of Pinnock and colleagues’ study on the longitudinal perspectives of people with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have implications for other non-malignant conditions.To read the 'BMJ' news article in full.