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CLINICAL PHARMACISTS’ IMPACT ON 30-DAY READMISSION RATE AFTER COPD HOSPITALIZATION

  • At: 2019 FIP Congress in AbuDhabi (United Arab Emirates)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: CORALIC, Aida (United States)
  • Co-author(s): Aida Coralic: Pharmacy, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, United States
    Kathryn Pidcock: Pharmacy, Houston Methodist Hospital, HOUSTON, United States
    Diana Kurian: Pharmacy, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, United States
    Rejena Azad: Pharmacy, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, United States
    Rafael Felippi: Pharmacy, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, United States
    Robert Jackson: Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, United States
  • Abstract:

    Background

    In the U.S., about 22% of patients admitted for acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD) are readmitted within 30 days, and 10-55% of these readmissions are preventable.  

    Methods

    We conducted a prospective, single cohort, descriptive study at a large academic institution, during March 2017 through June 2018.  Patients admitted with an AECOPD

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Last update 21 September 2019

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