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Hospital Discharges Due to COPD
Number of hospital discharges due to Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis (COPD). Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and in some cases asthma. Chronic lower respiratory disease, primarily COPD, was the third leading cause of death in the United States in 2011.
Measurement Period: 2010
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