AECOPD Risk Stratification

Simple Exacerbation:

  • none of the risk factors associated with a Complicated Exacerbation

Complicated Exacerbation

Presence of any of the following:

  • FEV1 < 50% of the predicted value
  • 4 or more exacerbations per year
  • Cardiac disease
  • Chronic oral steroid use
  • Home oxygen

 

 

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