SESSION TITLE: Airways 3
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: COPD is important cause of hospital admission and is associated with significant morbidity, mortality and healthcare cost. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has expanded its Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program to financially penalize hospitals with higher than expected all-cause 30-day readmission rates following a hospitalization for COPD exacerbation1. The factors affecting COPD readmission is still poorly understood and vary in different patient population. This study aims to predict factors associated with 30 days readmission for COPD in African American (AA) patients.