Improving Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Outcomes with Early Clinical and Biomedical Interventions
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a common respiratory condition characterized by airflow limitation affects more than 5 percent of the population and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. It is the third-ranked cause of death in the United States, killing more than 120,000 individuals each year. As a consequence of its high prevalence and chronicity, COPD causes high resource utilization with frequent clinician office visits, frequent hospitalizations due to acute exacerbations, and the need for chronic. In this presentation, the definition, clinical manifestations, diagnostic evaluation, and staging of COPD are discussed in this presentation.
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Instruction Format: Slide and Presentation On Demand Webinar
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