Predicting Hospital Readmission in COPD

Predicts the risk of a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) being readmitted to the hospital for an acute exacerbation.

Predicting Hospital Readmission in COPD 00411 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) The Medical Algorithms Company
Specifications: 

History of a previous admission to the hospital in the past year for COPD (Y/N)
Total score on the St. George's respiratory questionnaire
PaCO2 at last hospital discharge (mm Hg)

Evidence: 
  1. Almagro P, Barreiro B, et al. Risk factors for hospital readmission in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Respiration. 2006; 73: 311-317. PMID 16155352
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  2. Jones PW, Quirk FH, Baveystock CM. The St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire. Respiratory Medicine. 1991; 85 (Supplement B): 25-31. PMID 1759018
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CID: 
00411