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COPD readmission may be tied to unmodifiable risk factors

Science Codex, October 22, 2012

National efforts are underway to reduce 30-day readmission for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; however, new research suggests that COPD readmissions may be related to risk factors that cannot be modified, including advanced disease and psychosocial factors. UTMB researchers performed a retrospective chart review of all patients with primary discharge diagnosis of COPD.


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