Defense Date

5-8-2009

Graduation Date

2009

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MS

Department

Pharmacy Administration

School

School of Pharmacy

Committee Chair

Khalid Kamal

Committee Member

Patricia Keys

Committee Member

Vincent Giannetti

Keywords

COPD, Cost, Hospitalization, Length of stay

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study is to develop a national assessment of the length of stay (LOS), total costs, and in-hospital mortality among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), using retrospective data derived from Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP).

Format

PDF

Language

English

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