Costs for COPD are largely incurred through hospitalizations1
Patients may live with COPD and its associated comorbidities for many years.2
Average life expectancy of a patient with COPD is beyond 65 years of age2
Comorbidities are common among COPD patients, and they have a significant impact on health care costs3,4
- Ford ES, Murphy LB, Khavjou O, Giles WH, Holt JB, Croft JB. Total and state-specific medical and absenteeism costs of COPD among adults aged ≥18 years in the United States for 2010 and projections through 2020. Chest. 2015;147(1):31-45.
- Shavelle RM, Paculdo DR, Kush SJ, Mannino DM, Strauss DJ. Life expectancy and years of life lost in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: findings from the NHANES III Follow-up Study. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2009;4:137-148.
- Schnell K, Weiss CO, Lee T, et al. The prevalence of clinically-relevant comorbid conditions in patients with physician-diagnosed COPD: a cross-sectional study using data from NHANES 1999-2008. BMC Pulm Med. 2012;12:26.
- Singh JA, Yu S. Utilization due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and its predictors: a study using the US National Emergency Department Sample (NEDS). Respir Res. 2016;17:1.