Study Predicts COPD Epidemic in 20 Years, Potentially Overwhelming Healthcare Systems (Dr. Don Sin)
Researchers at Canada’s University of British Columbia (UBC) determined that despite a decline in smoking rates, there will be an epidemic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) over the next two decades, with the potential to overwhelm healthcare systems.
The report with the predictions was published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and is titled “The Projected Epidemic of COPD Hospitalizations Over the Next 15 Years: A Population Based Perspective.”
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