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Hospital Discharges, Readmissions and ED Visits for COPD or Bronchiectasis Among US Adults: Findings From the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2001-2012 and Nationwide Emergency Department Sample 2006-2011

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“Numbers and rates of hospitalizations and ED visits by patients with COPD are important metrics for surveillance purposes. The objective of this study was to examine trends in these rates from 2001 to 2012 among adults aged 18 years in the United States.”

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Citation: Ford, E. Hospital Discharges, Readmissions, and ED Visits for COPD or Bronchiectasis Among US Adults: Findings From the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2001-2012 and Nationwide Emergency Department Sample 2006-2011. Chest. 2015; 147(4): 989-998. doi:10.1378/chest.14-2146 
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