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Use of non-invasive ventilation is increasing in patients admitted with a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation

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  • Sandra Søgaard Tøttenborg, Afdeling for Social Medicin, Denmark
  • Søren Paaske Johnsen, Denmark
  • Reimar Wernich Thomsen
  • Henrik Nielsen, Denmark
  • Ejvind Frausing Hansen, Denmark
  • Peter Lange
A nationwide chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) quality improvement programme--DrCOPD--was initiated in Denmark in 2008. We examined subsequent national and regional trends in the use of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and trends in mortality following NIV and invasive mechanical ventilation among patients acutely admitted with a COPD exacerbation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Pages (from-to)A4686
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

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