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Avoiding Readmissions Due to AECOPD: Part One

Resource Type: Articles

This is the first of a two-part article intended for respiratory therapists on avoiding preventable COPD readmissions. This piece provides a definition of the COPD exacerbation, outlines the diagnosis and classification of severity of COPD using GOLD guidelines and presents both benefits and concerns related to a variety of therapeutic options.

Part Two of this article series can be found here:

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Avoiding Readmissions Due to AECOPD: Part One. RT Magazine website. Published October 14, 2013. Accessed March 19, 2020.

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