Trends in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospitalization rates in Texas 2001-2009

S. Bae, B. Jackson, K. Lo, F. Su, D. Coultas, A. A. Bartolucci, Sumihiro Suzuki, K. P. Singh

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Abstract

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. COPD exacerbations (worsening of symptoms) can lead to hospital admissions. One of the treatment goals in managing COPD is to reduce the exacerbation rates, since these rates affect the patient's quality of life, drive up treatment related costs, and if untreated could lead to decreased survival rate. A study of trends in COPD exacerbations is important for several reasons. First, by examining trends, we may determine whether recent treatment methods and disease relevant policies are effective. Second, by identifying disparities in exacerbation rates, health care professionals may be able to direct more efforts toward populations with the highest rates. Third, an analysis of trends will inform researchers on the progress of COPD research. In this study we explored the change in race specific rates of COPD exacerbations according to county metropolitan status among the Texas population from 2001 to 2009.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMODSIM 2011 - 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - Sustaining Our Future
Subtitle of host publicationUnderstanding and Living with Uncertainty
Pages155-160
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2011
Event19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - Sustaining Our Future: Understanding and Living with Uncertainty, MODSIM2011 - Perth, WA, Australia
Duration: 12 Dec 201116 Dec 2011

Publication series

NameMODSIM 2011 - 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - Sustaining Our Future: Understanding and Living with Uncertainty

Other

Other19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - Sustaining Our Future: Understanding and Living with Uncertainty, MODSIM2011
CountryAustralia
CityPerth, WA
Period12/12/1116/12/11

Keywords

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Disparity
  • Time trend

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    Bae, S., Jackson, B., Lo, K., Su, F., Coultas, D., Bartolucci, A. A., Suzuki, S., & Singh, K. P. (2011). Trends in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospitalization rates in Texas 2001-2009. In MODSIM 2011 - 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - Sustaining Our Future: Understanding and Living with Uncertainty (pp. 155-160). (MODSIM 2011 - 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - Sustaining Our Future: Understanding and Living with Uncertainty).