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Pulmonologist visits related to COPD rehospitalization outcomes

from MD Magazine

For patients hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) related complications, failing to see pulmonologists after discharge was found to increase readmission risk threefold, researchers reported in CHEST. According to an American College of Chest Physicians press release, COPD accounts for a large portion of hospital activity —' 500,000 admissions —' and healthcare costs — $18 billion — annually. more

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