Costs of the Patients Hospitalized with Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in a University Hospital


Creative Commons License

Yildirim F., Turk M. , Ozturk C.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY, vol.17, no.3, pp.171-175, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ejp.2015.74936
  • Title of Journal : EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.171-175

Abstract

Objective: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), although a preventable and treatable disease continues to be a major health problem. Acute exacerbations of COPD is a major cause of hospitalization of patients and it constitutes a significant portion of COPD-related health care costs. In this study, we aimed to determine the cost of patients hospitalized with acute exacerbations of COPD in a university hospital.