COPD Hospital Readmission, Mortality Risk Predicted by 3-Variable Score
The MEP score predicted risk for rehospitalization and mortality in patients with COPD.
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TORONTO — A high MEP score, which is composed of the MRC (Medical Research Council) dyspnea score, prior hospitalization for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Exacerbations, and chronic Prednisone use, predicts risk for mortality and rehospitalization in patients admitted for COPD, according to a study presented at CHEST 2017, held October 28 to November 1 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Yap V, Datta D, Wilcox D, Williams L, ZuWallack R. The MEP Score: a three-variable clinical scoring system for predicting all-cause COPD readmissions or deaths. Presented at: CHEST 2017; October 28-November 1, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Abstract 2742338.