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Outcomes study: COPD patients wanted

June 19, 2015Tracy Orzel

Industry stakeholders hope a new COPD study will lend weight to its argument that education improves patient compliance and outcomes.AAHomecare and the American Association for Respiratory Care are recruiting HME providers and oxygen patients to participate in the Peer-Led O2 Infoline for Patient and Caregivers study, funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.“Hopefully the study highlights the fact that we're not a commodity,” said Peter Rankin, manager of government...

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Comorbidities increase medical costs for COPD patients, study says

March 5, 2015HME News Staff

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Patients with COPD and multiple comorbidities, like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and asthma, are more likely to have increased medical costs, according to a study released by the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. COPD patients without comorbidities spent about $4,800 on health care, while those with four or more comorbidities spent nearly $28,000. The retrospective observational study was done using data from 183,681 COPD patients from January 2009 to September...

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