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Multidimensional prognostic indices for use in COPD patient care. A systematic review

van Dijk, Wouter D; van den Bemt, Lisette; van den Haak-Rongen, Saskia; Bischoff, Erik; van Weel, Chris; in 't Veen, Johannes CCM; Schermer, Tjard RJ


BACKGROUND A growing number of prognostic indices for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is developed for clinical use. Our aim is to identify, summarize and compare all published prognostic COPD indices, and to discuss their performance, usefulness and implementation in daily practice. METHODS We performed a systematic literature search in both Pubmed and Embase up to September 2010. Selection criteria included primary publications of indices developed for stable COPD patients, that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-11-14
Type: Journal article
Source: Respiratory Research
DOI: 10.1186/1465-9921-12-151


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