Study: Assessment for COPD Severity Should Be Race-neutral

Study: Assessment for COPD Severity Should Be Race-neutral

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Study: Assessment for COPD Severity Should Be Race-neutral

The method used for assessing the severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and diagnosing other lung diseases should be made race-neutral, as opposed to the current one that includes racial adjustments in defining normal lung function, according to a recent study. The study found no differences in event or death predictions when using equations that included race/ethnicity terms, as opposed to a race-neutral equation. The study, “Race/Ethnicity, Spirometry Reference Equations and Prediction of Incident…

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