Mortality Predictions in COPD patients: LIVE Score vs. COPD Exacerbation frequency

Summary of our two recently published articles on COPD and risk stratification:

LIVE Score prediction of mortality and COPD exacerbation frequency in three cohorts. 

COPD exacerbation frequency and mortality and COPD exacerbation frequency prediction in three cohorts.

LIVE score, which incorporates data on multimorbidity in COPD patients, is better predictor likely because mortality and healthcare utilization are as much influenced by multimorbidity as they are by disease of interest (COPD) in clinical unselected populations.

COPD = Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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