COVID-19 Measures Linked to 53% Fewer COPD Hospitalizations

COVID-19 Measures Linked to 53% Fewer COPD Hospitalizations

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COVID-19 Measures Linked to 53% Fewer COPD Hospitalizations

Hospitalizations for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) dropped by half after the implementation of public health measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections, according to a U.S. study. This reduction in COPD hospital admissions was 36% greater than “the declines seen in other serious medical conditions, including congestive heart failure, diabetes and heart attack,” Jennifer Y. So, MD, the study’s co-lead author and a COPD specialist at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC),…

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